Pregnancy is a route conventionally marked in three trimesters that constitute important steps for both a mother and her child.
I TRIMESTER: FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE 12th WEEK
This period constitutes the phase of adaptation to the pregnancy news, therefore it could be lived in a rather conflictual and critical way by the new mother; in conflict between the joy of being pregnant and the fear of the physical, psychological and social changes to come. In the first trimester, the first dialogue between mother and child is established, with the baby taking place within the mother's womb, being received by the woman, finding his space and being accepted by her.
II TRIMESTER: FROM THE 13th TO THE 27th WEEK
In this trimester the mother-child bond grows stronger and a symbiosis between the two is created. The placenta, organ of communication and exchange between mother and child, is completed and the baby begins to be felt with his first perceptible movements, promoting the acceptance and maternal attachment.
III TRIMESTER: FROM THE 28th TO THE END OF THE PREGNANCY
The last trimester is the one where the woman begins to feel the birth approaching, and her body begins to prepare. The hormones produced in this period "train" the uterus to the be contractile, induce the mum to prepare the physical space for the child coming; they prepare her for the lactation, nourishment and care of the baby, facilitating the maternal instinct.