Fetal Development

Timeline created by 2018flojarb
  • Week 6

    Week 6
    By the time you are six weeks pregnant, the baby can officially be measured. Although it makes sense to measure their length from the top of the head to their feet, this is too inaccurate. Even at the tender age of 6 weeks, the baby is curled up and bending what will eventually become their legs. It is standard practice when measuring a baby through ultrasound, to measure from their crown to their rump. By week 6 an average size is 5-6 mm.
  • Week 9

    Week 9
    Going through 9 Weeks Pregnant you may be experiencing mood fluctuations. Many women say they feel excited and happy one day, and down or emotional the next. This is completely normal, and is caused by the constantly changing hormone levels in your body. If you feel depressed for an extended period of time, then you may want to talk to your doctor. Your uterus is continuing to grow this week and is now the size of a melon. You may have put on a few pounds by now.
  • WEeek 12

    WEeek 12
    At 12 weeks pregnant, the placenta is much larger and now produces the endocrine secretions, or hormones, needed to sustain the pregnancy. The uterus is the size of a grapefruit that completely fills the pelvis and rises up into the abdominal cavity, as shown in the picture above. The fundus, the upper end of the uterus, is just above the top of the symphysis. This upward growth of the uterus takes pressure off the bladder and decreases the need for frequent urination.
  • Week 16

    Week 16
    16th week of pregnancy is the 4th month of the 9 months of pregnancy. It falls in the second and comparably the most comfortable trimester out of the three. You might have noticed a lot of pregnancy symptoms subsiding by now but then transformations are at its all time high. Here in this pregnancy guide we will give you all the information that you should keep handy regarding the 16th week of pregnancy. This will make you ready to face the situation and also understand the standards expected out
  • Week 20

    Week 20
    By the 20th week of pregnancy, the uterus can be felt at the level of your bellybutton (umbilicus). It began rising into the abdominal cavity soon after the beginning of the 12th week, when the baby and uterus were outgrowing the pelvic cavity as a comfortable abiding place. As a result, the pelvic colon and small intestines are crowded upward and backward. The ascending and descending colon, because of their close attachments to the back of the abdominal wall, maintain their usual positions.
  • Week 24

    Week 24
    Your baby now weighs more than 600g. She is starting to fill the space in your uterus (womb). From crown to heel she could measure 30cm. Though your baby still has little body fat and her skin is thin and fragile, she's well-proportioned. Her brain is growing rapidly, tastebuds have fully developed, and her footprints and fingerprints are continuing to form. Inside her body, her lungs are developing branches of the respiratory tree as well as cells that produce surfactant.
  • Week 26

    Week 26
    Measuring your baby from top to toe with her legs extended, she is probably about 36cm. She weighs a little more than 760g. Your baby's eyes begin to open around now. Her response to sound grows more consistent towards the end of the seventh month, when the network of nerves to her ears is complete. She may be able to hear you and your partner chatting. Your baby also continues to take small breaths, getting plenty of practice for when she's born.
  • Week 28

    Week 28
    Your baby weighs a little more than 1kg and may measure up to 38cm from top to toe. At about this time, she can open her eyes and turn her head in your uterus (womb) if she notices a continuous, bright light shining from the outside. She's getting used to blinking her eyes, which now have eyelashes. Her fat layers are continuing to form and her bones are nearly developed, though they are still soft and pliable. Her bones won’t harden properly until after she's born.
  • Week 30

    Week 30
    Your baby now measures a little more than 39cm from crown to toe. Her growth in terms of her length will soon slow down but she will continue to gain weight until she's born. She probably weighs about 1.3kg at this stage. Your baby's lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed. She continues to open and shut her eyes. She can probably see what's going on inside your uterus (womb), tell light from dark and even track a light source.
  • Week 32

    Week 32
    Your baby now weighs about 1.7kg and is around 42cm long from head to toe. Although his lungs won't be fully developed until just before birth, your little one is busy inhaling amniotic fluid to exercise his lungs. From 32 weeks, babies born early have good chance of surviving and thriving. His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth. Some babies have a head of hair already, others have only a few wisps. Thick hair at birth doesn't necessarily mean thick hair