Archive for Nine Months And Counting

Approximately 28 To 31 Weeks

Dec 02, 2010 1 Comment

Your Baby This Month Week 28. This week, your amazing baby has reached two and a half pounds and may be almost 16 inches long. Baby’s skill of the week : blinking. Yes, along with the other tricks in a growing repertoire that already including coughing, sucking, hiccupping, and taking practice breaths, your baby can […]

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Approximately 23 To 27 Weeks

Dec 02, 2010 No Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 23 . A window into your womb would reveal that your baby’s skin is a bit saggy, hanging, loosely from his or her little body. That’s because skin grows faster than fat develops, and there’s not much fat to fill that skin out yet. But don’t worry – the fat […]

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Approximately 18 To 22 Weeks

Dec 01, 2010 No Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 18. At five and a half inches long and about 5 ounces in weight, your baby is filling out nicely and getting large enough that you might even be feeling those twists, rolls, kicks, and punches he or she is perfecting. Another set of skills your baby is mastering now is […]

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Booking – In/Routine Tests

Dec 01, 2010 No Comments

Your first ante-natal check-up  will take place between eight and 12 weeks, either at yours doctor’s surgery or at the hospital where you plan to give birth. This first visit is usually referred to as the booking-in clinic. You will be asked a lot of personal questions about your health, family medical history, and possibly […]

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Approximately 14 To 17 Weeks

Nov 30, 2010 No Comments

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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Approximately 9 To 13 Weeks

Nov 30, 2010 No Comments

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 […]

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Approximately 5 To 8 Weeks

Nov 29, 2010 No Comments

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 […]

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Approximately 1 To 4 Weeks

Nov 27, 2010 2 Comments

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 […]

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