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Stages of pregnancy - text version

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Keep track of your pregnancy by weeks, months and trimesters.

First trimester

  • 1 month - 1 to 4 weeks
  • 2 months - 5 to 8 weeks
  • 3 months - 9 to 13 weeks

Second trimester

  • 4 months- 14 to 17 weeks
  • 5 months - 18 to 21 weeks
  • 6 months - 22 to 36 weeks

Third trimester

  • 7 months - 27 to 30 weeks
  • 8 months - 31 to 35 weeks
  • 9 months - 36 to 40 weeks

Most pregnancies normally last about 40 weeks, but is considered full term from 37 weeks. If you go past 41 weeks, you would then be considered overdue.

If you have any questions about your pregnancy, call Pregnancy, Birth and Baby on 1800 882 469 to speak to a maternal child health nurse.

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Last reviewed: September 2020

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