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Weekly pregnancy development
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
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
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
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
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
Did you know that your baby makes his own blood and can therefore have a different blood type from you?......
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
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
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
The tail of the fetus disappears completely this week and your baby begins to resemble a tiny person...
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
The baby will now begin to move his hands, making small fists and often they try to grasp the umbilical chord...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Congratulations! you are now halfway through your pregnancy and have reached another milestone...
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
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
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
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
Your bump may sometimes go hard. This is caused by the uterine muscles tightening and known as Braxton Hicks contractions...
26 weeks pregnant
Your baby's movements are growing stronger and your ribs or abdomen can sometimes really hurt...
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
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
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
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
You will find breathing easier again once your baby has engaged, because he will be lower down in your pelvis...
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
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
The baby can easily distinguish between light and dark, as his eyes already work perfectly...
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
The baby is nearly ready to come into this world and will probably have engaged in your pelvic cavity by now..
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
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
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
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
If your obstetrician suggests or advises inducing labour, there are several possible ways of doing this...
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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Abdominal Cramps and Pains
Allergy problems lasting up to six weeks
Bloating or Fullness in Pelvic Area
Breasts Feel Tingly
Constipation or Diarrhea
Feeling Faint or Woozy
Fluctuation in weight
Food/Drink Taste Weird or Differently
Increase in Cervical Mucus
Increase in Fatigue
Increase in Urination
Increased Breast Size/Breasts feel Full and Heavy
Lower Back Cramps and Pains
Metallic Taste in Mouth
Missed Late Early and/or Light Menstrual Period
Missed Menstrual Period
Sensitivity to Smells
Sides of Breasts Hurt or Feel Sore
Srange sense of Comfort and/or Wellbeing
Weight Loss due to nausea/vomiting
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