Your Baby This Month Week 14. Beginning the second trimester, fetuses start growing at different paces, some faster than others, some more slowly. Despite the differences in growth rates, all babies in utero follow the same developmental path. This week, the path is leading your baby – who is about the size of your clenched [...]
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Your Baby This Month Week 9. Your baby (who has officially graduated now from embryo to fetus) has grown to approximately 1 inch in length, about the size of a medium green olive. His or her head is continuing to develop and take on more baby-like proportions. This week, tiny muscles are starting to form. This [...]
Your Baby This Month Week 5. Your little embryo, which at this point resembles a tadpole more than a baby (complete with teeny tail), is growing fast and furious and is now about the size of an orange seed – still small, but a lot bigger than it’s been. This week, the heart is starting to take [...]
Although the majority pregnancies go without a hitch, sometimes serious problems do occur and special care is needed. Complications can usually be resolved with monitoring, but the occasionally the pregnancy comes to an end. Although the following conditions are not likely to affect you, you should be aware of their symptoms: 1. Pre-eclampsia. This is a high [...]
Pregnancy lasts approximately 40 weeks and is calculated from the first day of your last period, although conception will probably not have taken place until around two weeks after this. Pregnancy is divided into three parts known as trimesters. The first covers weeks 1-13, The second trimesters weeks 14-26, and The third trimesters week 27 until birth.
Your Baby This Month Week 1. The countdown to baby begins this week. Only thing is, There’s no baby in sight or inside. So, why call this week 1 of pregnancy? Here’s why. It’s extremely hard to pinpoint the precise moment when sperm meet egg (sperm from your partner can hang out in your body [...]
As a dad-to-be, you won’t be providing immediate room and board for future offspring – but you will be making a vital contribution to the baby-making process. These preconception steps hepl you make conception as healthy as possible. 1.See your doctor. Though you won’t be the one carrying the baby – at least not until [...]