The stages of pregnancy

Photo: Mélissa Martin

Of all the life-changing events we experience, pregnancy is certainly one of the most remarkable.

Pregnancy brings about a whole series of changes that prepare you to bring a new life—your baby—into the world. For mothers and fathers, it is a gratifying and uniquely human experience full of excitement and promise. It also comes with questions, doubts, and worries.

This section on pregnancy is rooted in the belief that having a baby is a highly personal experience for future parents. It is designed to answer your questions about pregnancy and serve as a companion through the weeks and months as you prepare to welcome your new baby. It’s also meant to bolster your confidence and help ensure the experience lives up to your hopes and expectations.