Pregnancy: Your First Trimester Changes
The first trimester is a time of rapid development for your baby. Because your baby is growing so quickly, it is important that you start a healthy lifestyle right away. By the end of the first trimester, your baby has formed all of its major body organs and weighs just over an ounce.
Month 1 (Weeks 1–4)
The placenta (the organ that nourishes your baby) begins to form. The heart and lungs begin to develop. Your baby is about 1/4 inch long by the end of the first month.
Month 2 (Weeks 5–8)
All of your baby’s major body organs form. The face, fingers, toes, ears, and eyes appear. By the end of the month, your baby is about 1 inch long.
Month 3 (Weeks 9–12)
Your baby can open and close its fists and mouth. The sexual organs begin to form. As the first trimester ends, your baby is about 4 inches long.