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Weekly pregnancy development

1 week pregnant

1 week pregnant

Week 0 begins the new cycle and menstruation has begun. At this point you still wont know whether or not pregnancy will occur...





2 weeks pregnant

2 weeks pregnant

This week begins your `real` pregnancy. The release of your egg is counted as day 14 and fertilization occurs either on that day or over the next 48 hours......





3 weeks pregnant

3 weeks pregnant

This is an exciting week if you are pregnant. At this time, towards the end of the week you should be able to see a positive result on a pregnancy test......





4 weeks pregnant

4 weeks pregnant

At the beginning of this week you would normally start your period. If this does not occur it may be possible that you are pregnant...





5 weeks pregnant

5 weeks pregnant

This is another important week in the development of your baby as the construction of the heart and the central nervous system will now begin......





6 weeks pregnant

6 weeks pregnant

Did you know that your baby makes his own blood and can therefore have a different blood type from you?......





7 weeks pregnant

7 weeks pregnant

You are now only 7 weeks pregnant but your baby is growing at an astonishing rate of about 1mm per day...





8 weeks pregnant

8 weeks pregnant

By the end of this week your baby will be almost 2 inches long and the back of the brain is clearly visible through the tissue of the head...





9 weeks pregnant

9 weeks pregnant

This is another busy week in the early life of your baby as the shoulders, elbows, knees and hips will now be created...





10 weeks pregnant

10 weeks pregnant

The tail of the fetus disappears completely this week and your baby begins to resemble a tiny person...





11 weeks pregnant

11 weeks pregnant

Your baby has already completed its most important stage of development. By this point the basic foundations of all his vital components are now in place...





12 weeks pregnant

12 weeks pregnant

The baby will now begin to move his hands, making small fists and often they try to grasp the umbilical chord...





13 weeks pregnant

13 weeks pregnant

The baby now has good space to move around as the amount of amniotic fluid in the womb is increasing...





14 weeks pregnant

14 weeks pregnant

Your baby is now becoming a lot more active and he can move his arms and legs as his tiny brain is now able to control the muscles...





15 weeks pregnant

15 weeks pregnant

Your baby's head is now the size of a marble and his hands like little peas. His muscles are becoming stronger as he treads water in his amniotic fluid...





16 weeks pregnant

16 weeks pregnant

From this period on your baby will be able to distinguish between dark and light and although his eyes are still closed, like you he can tell the difference from night and day...





17 weeks pregnant

17 weeks pregnant

Any anxiety you are feeling should begin to ease off now as you become more accustomed to the changes taking place in your body...





18 weeks pregnant

18 weeks pregnant

The tiny nerve cells of your baby continue to develop and through little blood vessels fluid will be transported to the brain and the spinal chord...





19 weeks pregnant

19 weeks pregnant

All the senses (smell, taste, sight, hearing, touch) are now developing and research has shown that some babies are already able to hear this week...





20 weeks pregnant

20 weeks pregnant

Congratulations! you are now halfway through your pregnancy and have reached another milestone...





21 weeks pregnant

21 weeks pregnant

The baby's skin is no longer transparent. White blood cells are developing, which are vital to your baby's immunity against disease and infection...





22 weeks pregnant

22 weeks pregnant

If you sing the same song a lot to your baby now, he'll probably recognise it after birth and it could actually comfort him...





23 weeks pregnant

23 weeks pregnant

You may notice a little yellowish fluid leaking from your breasts. This is colostrum, the first 'milk' your baby will drink after birth....





24 weeks pregnant

24 weeks pregnant

The end of the second trimester is in sight now. You are nearly two thirds of the way through your pregnancy and have probably started counting the weeks away...





25 weeks pregnant

25 weeks pregnant

Your bump may sometimes go hard. This is caused by the uterine muscles tightening and known as Braxton Hicks contractions...





26 weeks pregnant

26 weeks pregnant

Your baby's movements are growing stronger and your ribs or abdomen can sometimes really hurt...





27 weeks pregnant

27 weeks pregnant

You are in the last week of the second trimester. Your baby is not the only one going through a growth spurt, you are too...





28 weeks pregnant

28 weeks pregnant

You have reached the next milestone. You are in the third and final trimester! Your baby is really starting to look like a newborn child now...





29 weeks pregnant

29 weeks pregnant

The baby's skin is getting smoother, thanks to the gradual accumulation of fat beneath it. This also makes the skin look pinker...





30 weeks pregnant

30 weeks pregnant

Your baby is almost fully developed. Except that if he was born now, he would not be able to keep himself warm...





31 weeks pregnant

31 weeks pregnant

You will find breathing easier again once your baby has engaged, because he will be lower down in your pelvis...





32 weeks pregnant

32 weeks pregnant

Your uterus has now expanded so much that the top reaches halfway up your breastbone. You are probably feeling more and more tired...





33 weeks pregnant

33 weeks pregnant

Your baby is going through another growth spurt in terms of weight, putting on an average of around 230 grams a week...





34 weeks pregnant

34 weeks pregnant

The baby can easily distinguish between light and dark, as his eyes already work perfectly...





35 weeks pregnant

35 weeks pregnant

The baby is now fully developed. The only thing still developing is his brain. This huge development will continue until long after birth...





36 weeks pregnant

36 weeks pregnant

The baby is nearly ready to come into this world and will probably have engaged in your pelvic cavity by now..





37 weeks pregnant

37 weeks pregnant

You could (and may) give birth any day now, but you may just as easily have to wait another 5 weeks (at most) for your baby to be born!...





38 weeks pregnant

38 weeks pregnant

This week, your baby may well decide the time has come to enter the world. Most babies are born between 38 and 42 weeks...





39 weeks pregnant

39 weeks pregnant

Your baby is almost due. Not long now before he decides to enter the world. The baby has less and less space...





40 weeks pregnant

40 weeks pregnant

Only 5% of all babies are actually born on their due date. One thing you can be sure of is that your baby will be born in the next two weeks...





41 weeks pregnant

41 weeks pregnant

If your obstetrician suggests or advises inducing labour, there are several possible ways of doing this...





42 weeks pregnant

42 weeks pregnant

Midwives and obstetricians refer to a pregnancy as being post-term or prolonged if labour has still not started two weeks after the due date...





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Pregnancy symptoms

  1. Abdominal Cramps and Pains
  2. Allergy problems lasting up to six weeks
  3. Bloating or Fullness in Pelvic Area
  4. Breasts Feel Tingly
  5. Constipation or Diarrhea
  6. Dizziness
  7. Feeling Faint or Woozy
  8. Fluctuation in weight
  9. Food Cravings/Aversions
  10. Food/Drink Taste Weird or Differently
  11. Gas
  12. Gum Bleeding
  13. Headaches
  14. Heartburn
  15. Increase in Cervical Mucus
  16. Increase in Fatigue
  17. Increase in Urination
  18. Increased Breast Size/Breasts feel Full and Heavy
  19. Increased thirst
  20. Lower Back Cramps and Pains
  21. Metallic Taste in Mouth
  22. Missed Late Early and/or Light Menstrual Period
  23. Missed Menstrual Period
  24. Nausea/Vomiting
  25. Sensitivity to Smells
  26. Sides of Breasts Hurt or Feel Sore
  27. Sore Breasts
  28. Srange sense of Comfort and/or Wellbeing
  29. Strange/Vivid Dreams
  30. Weight Loss due to nausea/vomiting


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