first 4weeks

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  • SECOND 8 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

    SECOND 8 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY
    IT FORMS THE LEGS, MOUTH, NOSE, AND EYES
  • FIRST 4 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

    FIRST 4 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY
    WHILE THE FIRST 4 WEEKS IS STARTS CONSUMING ITS BODY SHAPE
  • 12 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

    12 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY
    ITS STARTS TO MOVE IT LEGS AND HANDS
  • 16 WEEKS OF PREGNACY

    16 WEEKS OF PREGNACY
    BABY CONTINUES TO DEVELOPE.
  • 20 WEEKS OF PREGNACY

    20 WEEKS OF PREGNACY
    How your baby's growing:
    Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.) He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digest
  • 24 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

    24 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY
    Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will
  • 28 OF BEING PREGNANCY

    28 OF BEING PREGNANCY
    How your baby's growing:
    By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world. See what your baby looks like this week. (Or see what fra
  • 32 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

    32 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY
    By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in prepar
  • 36 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

    36 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY
    Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form
  • 40 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

    40 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY
    It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. His skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.