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Madi Rice (period 2); fetal development timeline

  • Ovulation

    release of an egg from your ovary, into your fallopian tube. Typically happens about 13–15 days before the start of each period.
  • Month 1- 1st trimester (4 weeks)

    Month 1- 1st trimester (4 weeks)
    A primitive face takes form with large dark circles for eyes. The mouth, lower jaw, and throat are developing. Blood cells are taking shape, and circulation will begin. Size is around 6-7mm which is 1/4 inch long
  • Month 2- 1st trimester (12 weeks)

    Month 2- 1st trimester (12 weeks)
    Small buds that eventually grow into arms and legs are forming. Fingers, toes, and eyes are also forming in the second month of pregnancy. The neural tube is well formed and the digestive tract and sensory organs begin to develop.
  • Month 3- 1st trimester (16 weeks)

    Month 3- 1st trimester (16 weeks)
    By the end of this month the baby is fully developed. Your baby has arms, hands, fingers, feet, and toes and can open and close its fists and mouth and the fingernails and toenails are beginning to develop and the external ears are formed
  • Month 4- 2nd trimester (20 weeks)

    Month 4- 2nd trimester (20 weeks)
    The baby is between 4 and 5 inches long and may weigh up to 4 or 5 ounces. The baby is also still pretty scrawny, and their skin is mostly translucent.
  • Month 5

    Month 5
    The baby becomes more active, often in the evenings. Baby will begin moving and then kicking at the beginning of this month. By the end of the month, your baby will settle into a regular pattern of activity and sleep.
  • Month 6

    Month 6
    baby has fully formed lungs and a unique set of fingerprints, and they're beginning to focus on sounds outside the uterus. They're also moving their eyes beneath their still-closed eyelids and probably having lots of hiccups.
  • Month 7

    Month 7
    fat begins to be deposited on your baby. Your baby's hearing is fully developed and they change position frequently and responds to stimuli, including sound, pain, and light.
  • Month 8

    Month 8
    You may feel tired and have a more difficult time breathing as your uterus grows upward. You may get varicose veins which are blue or red swollen veins most often in the legs.
  • Month 9

    Month 9
    In the this final month of pregnancy you may experiment fatigue, trouble sleeping, trouble holding urine, shortness of breath, varicose veins, and stretch marks. Some fetuses drop down into the lower part of the uterus during this month.
  • Delivery