A woman is not able to feel her baby move while in the first trimester according to the Office on Women's Health. Although this is a time of extreme growth for the fetus, the baby is too small for the mother to feel any movement yet.
According to What to Expect, if the mother is very thin or has already had a child, she may notice movement as soon as the fourth month of pregnancy. The first sensation of movement is called fluttering, and most expectant mothers can notice this by the fifth month. If the mother has not felt any movements by the fifth month, an ultrasound may be ordered to check on the fetus.Learn More
According to WebMD, a woman is able to experience pregnancy symptoms without actually being pregnant; this is termed "pseudocyesis." Doctors have a theory that psychological factors trick the body into thinking its pregnant when it is really not.Full Answer >
A woman does not notice any change in her uterus at six weeks of pregnancy, according to Mayo Clinic. Fundal height, or the measurement of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus, may not be measured by a health care provider until the middle of the second trimester.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, the average woman should gain between 2 to 4 pounds during her first trimester of pregnancy. After the first three months of pregnancy, the woman should expect to gain approximately 1 pound per week until she has the baby.Full Answer >
BabyMed claims that changes to the cervix do not always occur until several weeks or months after a woman becomes pregnant. Accordingly, the cervix does not feel different at four weeks for most women. A cervix normally moves down after ovulation, but it moves back up if a woman is not pregnant.Full Answer >