pregnacy timeline

  • weekone

    1.day one of your pregnancy is taken from the first day of your last menstrual period
    2.pregnancy can last anything from 38 to 42 weeks
  • week2

    1.ova, are the largest cell in the human body
    2.in the next 48 hours, just one of the 350 million sperm can get all the way from the vagina through the uterus then the egg will become fertilized.
  • week3

    1.The fertilized egg immediately begins dividing and floats down into the uterus
    2.The sex of your baby is predetermined by the father’s sperm chromosomes
    3., the cell starts to divide itself into 2 cells, then 4, 8 and so on rapidly
  • week4

    1.the fertilized egg is now called a blastocyst
    2.It can reproduce itself through twinning at any time up to about 14 days after conception
  • week5

    1. The embryo grows to the size of a pin head. 2.• The embryo starts receiving oxygen and nutrition through the placenta 3.the embryo produces hormones which stop the mother's menstrual cycle
  • week6

    1.The first blood cells and blood vessels are developing
    2.heart is formed and begins to beat
    3.At this time the embryo is still smaller than the size of a raisin
    4.The spine and spinal cord grows faster than the rest of the body at this stage and will give the appearance of a tail
  • week7

    1.Arm and leg buds begin to grow.
    2.The heart is beating with one chamber
    3.A dividing wall is formed in the heart
    4.The baby's eyes and inner ears are starting to develop
    5.the brain is growing
  • week8

    1.Starts to practice moving (not felt by mom till week 20)
    2.The face is beginning to take shape
    3.first prenatal visit
  • week9

    1.The embryo has grown to 1.2 inches
    2.The eyelids are developed, although they stay closed for several months
    3.the brain is growing very rapidly
  • week10

    1.the embryo is now called a fetus
    2.The fetus is now the size of a small strawberry
    3.The ears and nose can now be seen clearly
  • week11

    1.Baby can swallow and stick out his or her tongue
    2.Whole body except tongue is sensitive to touch
    3.the size of a small plum
  • week12

    1.The fetus starts moving spontaneously
    2.The face is beginning to look like a baby's face
    3.The fetus can suck their thumb, and get hiccups
    4.The pancreas is functioning and producing insulin
  • week 13

    week 13
    1.The fetus has grown to about 3 inches long
    2.Bone is beginning to replace cartilage and the ribs are appearing
    3.Movements can be measured
    4.The fetus will begin to learn to suck its thumb
  • week14

    1.The eyes are slowly moving towards the center of the face
    2.The kidneys are producing urine
    3.In boys, the prostate gland is developing. For girls, the ovaries move into the pelvis.
  • week 15

    week 15
    1.baby's legs have grown longer than the arms and the body is now longer than the head
    2.Baby is now over 4 inches
  • week 16

    week 16
    1.Fat begins to form underneath skin
    2.Baby hears external voices, sleeps and dreams
    3.baby has learned to breathe
    4.Facial expressions are possible
  • week17

    1.The umbilical cord is growing thicker and stronger
    2.The first stools are now beginning to accumulate
  • week 18

    week 18
    1.They can hear sounds and may be startled by loud noises
    2.Recognizable active and rest periods
    3.. Baby goes through the motions of crying but without air doesn't make a sound
  • week 19

    week 19
    1.placenta continues to grow and nourish the baby
    2.Features baby's heart should be visible during an ultrasound
    3.Scalp hair has sprouted and continues to grow.
  • week 20

    week 20
    1.The baby can hear and recognize the mother's voice
    2.The skin is getting thicker
    3. The heart can now be heard with a stethoscope
  • week21

    1.It is now gaining weight steadily, with fat being added to the body
    2.Bone marrow has started making blood cells
    3.small intestine is starting to absorb sugars
  • week 22

    week 22
    1.The fetus reacts to loud sounds.
    2.Baby starts having a regular sleeping and waking rhythm.
    3.The mother's movements can wake her baby.
    4.Taste buds are forming on your baby's tongue.
  • week 23

    week 23
    1.The baby is over 11 inches tall, weighs about a pound.
    2.The eyebrows are visible.
    3.The child can successfully suck.
    4.Bones located in the middle ear harden
  • week 24

    week 24
    • The child is now gaining around 3 ounces (90 grams) a week.
    1.Baby weighs about 1.3 pounds and is 12 inches long.
    2.The eyelids can be seen very clearly.
    3.If born at this stage is officially considered viable, they may well be able to survive.
    4.Practices breathing
  • week 25

    week 25
    1.Bones are becoming solid, hands are now fully developed.
    2.The brain is growing rapidly, the brain cells are starting to mature.
    3.The sexual organs are fully developed.
  • week 26

    week 26
    1.The fetus makes breathing movements, but there is no air in the lungs yet
    2.Hands are active and muscle coordination is such that they can get a thumb into the mouth
  • week27

    1.Your baby's hearing continues to develop.
    2.The eyes can blink, open and close.
  • week28

    1.May recognize your voice
    2.The hair on the head is now clearly visible.
    3.The milk teeth have developed under the gums.
    4.The eyes are starting to move in their sockets.
  • week29

    1.Brain is busy developing billions of neurons.
    2.Baby's muscles and lungs are continuing to mature.
    3.The fetus can taste and respond to pain.
  • week30

    1.The wrinkled skin is becoming smoother now.
    2.In boys, the testicles have moved down to the groin.
    3.The baby controls its own body temperature.
  • week31

    1.The eyes have now completely opened and are responding to light and darkness.
    2.A loud noise near you may cause your little one to jump.
  • week32

    • Under the skin the fat layer is getting thicker.
    • The toenails and fingernails are completely formed.
    • In boys, the testicles will be descending from the groin down into his scrotum
  • week 33

    week 33
    • The baby fuzz is disappearing.
    • Your baby drinks about a pint of amniotic fluid a day.
    • You may gain a pound a week for the rest of your pregnancy.
    • Half of your weight gain will go directly to your baby.
  • week34

    • Your child has now an excellent chance of survival outside the womb.
    • Fat accumulations plumps up the arms and legs this week.
    • Eyes opened when awake and closed when sleeping.
    • The fingernails are now completely formed.
  • week35

    • The body of your baby is growing round due to developing fat layers.
    • Your baby's reflexes are coordinated.
    • Lungs are almost fully developed.
    • About 90% of babies born this week survive
  • week36

    baby may drop in to the birth canal
    • The baby's body is becoming chubby as fat layers build.
    • Between now and birth they may gain about an ounce a day
    • You may feel contractions of the womb
  • week37

    • Typically, baby now measures 19.5 inches (50 cm) from the head to the heel.
    • Baby weighs up to 7 pounds
    • The head diameter is over 3.5 inches
    • The water could break at any timei f it does happen, see a doctor immediately.
  • week38

    • The soft down, which covered the body throughout the pregnancy, is now disappearing.
    • The body fat is continuing to build up, baby putting on about 1oz (28 grams) a day.
    • The wrinkled skin is becoming 'baby' smooth.
    • The baby may have reached its final birth position.
    • Most babies are born head first with only about 3 percent coming out feet first.
    • About one in eight births are caesarean.
  • week39

    • The average baby is about 20 inches (51 cm) and weighs about 7.5 pounds (3400 grams).
    • The baby has reached its final birth position.
    • It will be cramped inside your uterus for much movement.
    • Your baby will continue to punch and kick but lower in your abdomen, under your pelvis.
    • The head is about 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.
    • Most of the baby's downy coating of lanugo has now disappeared.
  • week40

    • You have now reached the time of delivery.
    • All systems are developed and ready to go.
    • Now it is just a matter of time.
    • Baby is about 20 inches (51cm) and weighs approximately 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg).
    • The head has a diameter of about 4 inches (10 cm).
    • The contractions could begin at any moment.
    • Congratulations!