Child Development

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    Conception

    Within 24 hours after fertilzation, the egg begins dividing into many cells. It stays in the fallopian tube for about three days. When the blastocyte establishes contact with the endometrium, an exchange of hormones helps the blastocyte attach. Some women notice spotting for one or two days around the time of implantation. The endometrium becomes thicker and the cervix is sealed by a plug of mucus.
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    Month 1

    As the fertilized egg grows, a water-tight sac forms around it, gradually filling with fluid. This is called the amniotic sac, and it helps cushion the growing embryo. Mom has tender swollen breasts, morning sickness, spotting or cramping, fatigue.
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    Month 2

    The babies facial features start to develop, also the fingers and toes are forming. The spine and brain and the nervous system is well formed. The 8th week the baby is called a fetus instead of an embyo.
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    Month 3

    Your baby's arms, hands, fingers, feet, and toes are fully formed. Your baby can open and close its fists and mouth. Fingernails and toenails are beginning to develop and the external ears are formed. The beginnings of teeth are forming. Your baby's reproductive organs also develop, but the baby's gender is difficult to distinguish on ultrasound.
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    Month 4

    Your baby's heartbeat may now be audible through an instrument called a doppler. The fingers and toes are well-defined. Eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, nails, and hair are formed. Teeth and bones become denser. Your baby can even suck his or her thumb, yawn, stretch, and make faces. You will be able to tell the gender.
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    Month 5

    You may begin to feel your baby move, since he or she is developing muscles and exercising them. This first movement is called quickening. The baby's skin is coated in vernix. That coating is shed by birth. By the end of month five, the baby is about 10 inches and 1/2-1 pound.
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    Month 6

    Your baby's skin is reddish in color, wrinkled, and veins are visible through the baby's translucent skin. Baby's finger and toe prints are visible. The eyelids begin to part and the eyes open. If born prematurely, your baby may survive after the 23rd week. By the end of the sixth month, your baby is about 12 inches long and weighs about 2 pounds.
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    Month 7

    The baby will be developing body fat. The hearing is fully working.Baby's brain is developing rapidly at this time, and your baby can see and hear. Most internal systems are well developed, but the lungs may still be immature.The baby is about 18 inches long and weighs as much as 5 pounds.
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    Month 8

    The baby will continue to mature and develop reserves of body fat. The baby beings to be kicking more. Baby's brain is developing at this time, and your baby can fully see and hear. Most internal systems are well developed, but the lungs may still be immature. The baby is about 18 inches long and weighs as much as 5 pounds.
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    Month 9

    Your baby continues to grow and mature: the lungs are nearly fully developed.Your baby's reflexes are coordinated so he or she can blink, close the eyes, turn the head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light, and touch. Baby is definitely ready to enter the world!
    You may notice that your baby moves less due to tight space. Your baby's position changes to prepare itself for labor.Your baby is about 18 to 20 inches long and weighs about 7 pounds.
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    Delivery

    Your baby is borb, you just expect lightening, bloody show, ruptured membranes, and contractions. How does the mother feel: excited to have a baby, anxious nervous, anxiety, and painful contractions.