Ovulation-Is during menstrual cycle
egg is released from your ovary.
-If fertilized, the egg may travel to the uterus and implant to develop into a pregnancy.
Month 1 (Beginning of 1st trimester)-Water-tight sac forms around the fetus, gradually filling with fluid
-Face is developing
-Blood cells are taking shape, and circulation will begin.
-The tiny "heart" tube will beat 65 times a minute by the end of the fourth week.
-By the end of the first month, the fetus is about 1/4 inch long – smaller than a grain of rice.
Month 2-Facial features continue to develop
-Tiny buds that eventually grow into arms and legs are forming.
-Fingers, toes and eyes are also forming.
-The neural tube Is well formed by now
-The digestive tract and sensory organs begin to develop
-Bone is replacing cartilage
-Heartbeat can be detected.
-About 1 inch long and weighs about 1/30 of an ounce.
Month 3-The arms, hands, fingers, feet and toes are fully formed.
-Opening and closing its fists and mouth.
-Fingernails and toenails are now developing.
-Ears are forming
-Teeth are forming under gums
-Fully formed by week 12 (end of month)
-Extremities are formed and will further develop
-Fetus is about 4 inches long and weighs about 1 ounce.
-The possibility of a miscarriage drops.
Month 4 (Beginning of 2nd trimester)-Heartbeat may now be audible through an instrument called a doppler.
-Fingers and toes are defined
-Eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, nails and hair are formed.
-Fetus can suck his or her thumb, yawn, stretch and make faces.
-Nervous system is starting to function.
-Reproductive organs and genitalia are now fully developed
-Fetus is about 6 inches long and weighs about 4 ounces.
Month 5-Begin to feel the fetus moving around.
-Hair begins to grow on the head
-Body is covered in soft fine hair called lanugo
-Skin is covered with a whitish coating called vernix caseosa.
-Fetus is about 10 inches long and weighs from 1/2 to 1 pound.
Month 6-Fetus's skin is reddish in color, wrinkled and veins are visible through translucent skin.
-Finger prints are visible
-Eyes begin to open
-Fetus responds to sounds by moving or increasing the pulse.
-Mom can notice “hiccups”
-*If born prematurely, your baby may survive after the 23rd week with intensive care.*
-Fetus is about 12 inches long and weighs about 2 pounds.
Month 7-Reserves of body fat
-Hearing is fully developed.
-Fetus changes position frequently and responds to stimuli, including sound, pain and light.
-Baby would survive if born prematurely at this point
-Fetus is about 14 inches long and weighs from 2 to 4 pounds.
Month 8 (Beginning of 3rd trimester)-Brain developing rapidly at this time, and the fetus can see and hear.
-Most internal systems are well developed, but the lungs may still be immature.
-Fetus is about 18 inches long and weighs as much as 5 pounds.
Month 9-Lungs are close to being fully developed at this point.
-Coordinated reflexes and can blink, close the eyes, turn the head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light and touch.
-Fetus is about 17 to 19 inches long and weighs from 5 ½ pounds to 6 ½
Month 10-you could go into labor at any time.
-notice that less movement because space is tight
-are about 18 to 20 inches long and weigh about 7 pounds.