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Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more offspring, known as a foetus or embryo, inside the womb of a female. In a pregnancy, there can be multiple gestations, as in the case of twins or triplets. Human pregnancy is the most studied of all mammalian pregnancies. Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks after conception; i.e., approximately 40 weeks from the last normal menstrual period (LNMP) in humans. The World Health Organization defines normal term for delivery as between 37 weeks and 42 weeks.

Pregnancy is typically broken into three periods, or trimesters, each of about three months. While there are no hard and fast rules, these distinctions are useful in describing the changes that take place over time.

Delivering a baby is an exciting time but also can be tough and involves a lot of hard work. It is not easy pushing a baby out of you...but when all is said and done it is definitely worth all the pain and the screaming...

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