Images

Baby Development

  • week 1

    the menstraul period is the start of the pregnancy
  • week 2

  • week 3

  • week 4

  • week 5

    -amniotic fluid builds up
    -embryo starts growing
    -once it doubles in size, mucous covers the egg
    -the placenta starts to develope
    -the embryo starts to receive oxygen and nutrients
  • week 6

  • week 7

  • week 8

  • week 9

  • week 10

  • week 11

  • week 12

  • week 13

  • week 14

  • week 15

  • week 16

  • week 17

  • week 18

  • week 19

  • week 20

  • week 21

  • week 22

  • week 23

  • week 24

  • week 25

  • week 26

  • week 27

  • week 28

  • week 29

  • week 30

  • week 31

  • week 32

  • week 33

    -Fuzz and lanugo dissapear
    -Drinks a pint of amniotic fluid a day
    -Mother gains a pound per week
    -1/2 of weight goes to the baby
  • week 34

    -Now excellent chance of survival out of womb
    -Eyes can open and close
    Fat accumulation plumps the arms and legs
  • week 35

    -Reflexes are coordinated
    -90% of babies born this week survive
    -Lungs almost fully developed
    -Growing fat due to fat layer developing
  • week 36

    -May feel contractions
    -Becomes chubby as fat layer builds
  • week 37

    -Water can now break
  • week 38

    -Soft down is dissapearing
    -reaches final birth position
    -Typically born head first
  • week 39

    -Punching and kicking continues in lower abdomen
  • week 40

    -Delivery time
    -All of the systems are ready to go
    -Contractions can occur at any time