Babies in womb embryos

The Miracle of Life

  • Week 1

    Week 1
    This is the week of the last menstural period before the woman gets pregnant. She does not realize at this time that she will be having a baby growing in her in just a week. This is considered the first week of pregnancy, even though her egg is not fertilized yet.
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    1st Trimester

    first trimester development
    This is the time that is the most important part of the pregnancy, because if a miscarriage is going to happen, it is most likely to happen during this time. The fetus is developing a lot of the chatacteristics that make this little fetus that starts as a bunch of cells look like a human baby.
  • Week 2

    Week 2
    An egg is released and out into the fallopean tubes. The fastest and strongest sperm swim to the egg and penetrate the outerlayer of the egg, causing the egg to be fertilized. The cells in the egg start to rapidly mulitply as it travels towards the uterus.
  • Week 3

    Week 3
    While the cells are dividing, this is where the gender of the baby is determined, based off the male's sperm cell. Towards the end of this week is when the egg implants itself in the uterus.
  • Week 4

    Week 4
    The egg is now known as a blastocyst and is implanted on the endometrium. The baby is the size of a pinhead!!!
    This is the time that the woman starts to realize that something is up, whether it be a physical or psychological change, the woman knows something is different with her body.
  • Week 5

    Week 5
    The embryo is going to be double the size it was last week by the end of this week. More hormones are produced that effect the mother. Nerves are growing and developing and forming the beginning of the brain and the spinal cord. (Baby kinda looks like a piece of shrimp).
  • Week 6

    Week 6
    The spinal cord of the baby is starting to close and look more like a spine. The placenta is used as a source of oxygen and nourishment for the growing embryo. (Baby is smaller than a raisin).
  • Week 7

    Week 7
    The heart has one chamber and it is pumping as fast as it can. The embryo is growing more to start to look like a baby, with nubs for arms and legs, and black emptiness for eyes.
  • Week 8

    Week 8
    The arms and legs are stretching out more and looking more like limbs. The embryonic tail is almost completely gone. The embryo's face has the features similar to a baby about to be born.
  • Week 9

    Week 9
    The heart is complete! The baby is moving and swimming around more. The fingers, toes, upper lip, tongue, and eyelids are developed.
  • Week 10

    Week 10
    The embryo is now referred to as a fetus. Fingerprints, hair follicles and nippples are starting to develop and be recognizable. (It is the size of a small strawberry)
  • Week 11

    Week 11
    The fetus's fingers and toes are completely separated now. They start to stick out their tongue because the tastebuds are starting to develop, The heart is completely developed and is pumping very quickly.
  • Week 12

    Week 12
    The fetus's nerves are not completely working yet, so it moves spontaneously all the time. It is starting to resemble a baby. The vocal chords are completely formed and they can cry, and they can also hiccup and suck their thumb.
  • Week 13

    Week 13
    Bone is starting to replace all the cartilage that the fetus's structure started as. Muscles are also developing more and being more organized. The fetus will probably kick the mother a lot more.
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    2nd Trimester

    Second trimester
    The baby has developed most of the features that make them look like a human, and they are moving and kicking their mom.
  • Week 14

    Week 14
    The eyes are starting to get closer together. The baby is starting to show breathing motions, and is able to pee in the fluid around them. If it is a girl the ovaries start to move down to the pelvis and if it is a boy the prostate gland is developing.
  • Week 15

    Week 15
    The baby starts to make fists and the arms and legs get longer and stronger so that they can touch the top of their head. The ears are starting to make their way to where they are supposed to be.
  • Week 16

    Week 16
    The baby is breathing. Fat is starting to form underneath the skin. The baby can hear voices that may be talking to it or to the mother.
  • Week 17

    Week 17
    The baby's eyes have become sensitive to light. Any of the amniotic fluid that is swallowed is recycled back out with th ehelp of the bowels.
  • Week 18

    Week 18
    A white skin-like materal forms on the skin to protect the baby. The mom is able to recognize when the baby is moving or sleeping.
  • Week 19

    Week 19
    The baby will be able to be determined if it is a girl or a boy becuase they are distinct and visible. All of the female reproductive organs are developed in this week.
  • Week 20

    Week 20
    The baby is able to recognize the mother's voice. A baby would be able to survive if born at this time.
  • Week 21

    Week 21
    The small intestines start to get to work at absorbing things necessary for the baby's body. The baby starts to gain more weight to be ready to go to the outside world.
  • Week 22

    Week 22
    The taste buds are forming on the baby's tongue. The baby gets into a rhythm of when they are asleep and awake.
  • Week 23

    Week 23
    The baby has eyebrows!!! The baby's ears are starting to develop so that they can hear better.
  • Week 24

    Week 24
    The baby's eyelids are visible. The lungs are developing more so that they will be able to breathe on their own.
  • Week 25

    Week 25
    Brain cells are growing quickly and the baby's body is now under the control of the brain. The sex organs for both genders are developed fully.
  • Week 26

    Week 26
    The baby is able to suck its thumb. The baby also starts to play in the stomach.
  • Week 27

    Week 27
    They use their eyes by opening them and closing them. The brain is growing quickly so this is the time to read and sing to the baby.
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    3rd Trimester

    THIRD TRIMESTER (OVERALL)3rd trimester (month 9)Third trimester (8th month)
    The baby is growing quickly and getting stronger and squished in the belly and eventually will come out, thanks to their soft heads and the fact that women can stretch a lot when it comes to the birthing canal.
  • Week 28

    Week 28
    Milk teeth have developed. The baby now has visible hair on its head.
  • Week 29

    Week 29
    The head is growing to be able to fit the brain, It blinks more and more because it is very sensitive to the outside light.
  • Week 30

    Week 30
    The baby's skin becomes very smooth. The fingernails are growing and are getting sharp.
  • Week 31

    Week 31
    Noises startle the baby alot more. The digestive system is working more.
  • Week 32

    Week 32
    The fingernails and toenails are completely developed. The baby is getting really sqished and doesnt have very much room.
  • Week 33

    Week 33
    Still drinking the amniotic fluid and peeing it out. Gaining lots of weight,
  • Week 34

    Week 34
    The baby has a high chance of survival. Eyes open and close more.
  • Week 35

    Week 35
    The baby has lots of fat under the skin. The reflexes are really good.
  • Week 36

    Week 36
    Contractions start. And the baby is gainning lots of weight still.
  • Week 37

    Week 37
    This is considered full term. Baby is continuing to grow.
  • Week 38

    Week 38
    Baby is continuing to grow.
  • Week 39

    Week 39
    Baby is continuing to grow. Getting ready to come out, also known as crowning.
  • Week 40

    Week 40
    Baby is continuing to grow. Getting ready to come out, and is causing lots of contractions.
  • Baby is due

    Baby is due
    baby is born!!
    Baby comes trough the birthing canal. Welcome to the world.