The First Trimester of Pregnancy



The first trimester is the most important time for you and your baby. All of the major body systems are formed, and your body and emotions are quickly changing. It is important to eat healthy meals and to evaluate your lifestyle habits to make sure they are in the best interest of you and your baby. In this section, you will get a diagram of your body and your baby, a list of what you should eat, healthy eating during pregnancy, exercise, what to expect on your first prenatal visit, and questions to ask your health care provider during your prenatal visits. You will also learn about routine procedures and tests.

Continue to "Your Body: What's Happening" journey to parenthood

Most recent page update: 9/9/2010


© 2014 National Partnership for Women & Families. All rights reserved.

Founded in 1918, Childbirth Connection has joined forces with and become a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Together, these two women's health powerhouses are transforming maternity care in the United States.
News and Features
Special Announcement

Childbirth Connection has joined forces with and become a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Read more


Our History

This interactive timeline highlights our trailblazing work since 1918.
Launch timeline


Our Vision

We want all women and babies receive the best possible maternity care.
Play video


Featured Resource

Check out our resource, "New Cesarean Prevention Recommendations from Obstetric Leaders:What Pregnant Women Need to Know"
Read more


Get Involved

Read our 2020 Vision, Blueprint for Action, blog and more
Sign up for email updates
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Support us