(zöe damron p.2) fetal development timeline

Timeline created by skritzman@western.k12.in.us
  • ovulation

    ovulation
    The release of the egg from the ovaries; this is the period before and after a menstrual cycle,
  • conception: egg & sperm

    conception: egg & sperm
    The process when the sperm fertilizes the egg after ejaculation; typically occurs 2 weeks after ovulation.
  • month 1 (trimester 1)

    month 1 (trimester 1)
    During this month, most mothers will experience nausea, cravings, and mood swings. Cells are splitting into the embryo and placenta. The neural tube, spine, brain, and backbone, are now forming. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a poppyseed (0.04 inches).
  • month 2 (trimester 1)

    month 2 (trimester 1)
    During this month, most mothers develop a heightened sense of smell, tender breasts, and fatigue. The baby’s fingers and toes are webbed and tastebuds are forming. You aren’t able to feel it, but the baby is moving around a lot. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a raspberry (0.63 inches, .04 ounces).
  • month 3 (trimester 1)

    month 3 (trimester 1)
    During this month, most mothers experience spotting, dizziness, and intensified headaches. The baby's organs and tissues are developing rapidly, and so are its reflexes. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a plum (2.1 inches, 0.49 ounces).
  • month 4 (trimester 2)

    month 4 (trimester 2)
    During this month, most mothers experience back aches, increase in breast size, and glowing skin. Mothers usually go for a prenatal visit and are able to hear their baby’s heart beat. Mothers can now feel the baby kicking, the baby can now hear your voice, and the baby’s hair, lashes, and eyebrows are starting to grow. At this stage in your pregnancy, your baby is about about the size of an avocado (4.6 inches, 3.5 ounces).
  • month 5 (trimester 2)

    month 5 (trimester 2)
    During this month, most mothers experience swelling, cramping, and vaginal discharge. At your ultrasound, the technician is able to find your baby’s gender. You’re also able to see its heart, kidneys, and brain. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a banana (6.5 inches, 10.2 ounces).
  • month 6 (trimester 2)

    month 6 (trimester 2)
    During this month, most mothers will experience swollen ankles/feet, develop a dark line that runs down your belly, and stretch marks. Your baby’s skin is looking less see-through, and mothers will take the glucose test to see if they have gestational diabetes. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby is the size of a cantaloupe (1.3 pounds, 11.8 inches).
  • month 7 (trimester 3)

    month 7 (trimester 3)
    During this month, most mothers experience shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, and lactation. Mothers will visit their OB twice a month now, your baby’s skin is softening, they’re developing fat, and their lungs are maturing. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby is the size of an eggplant (2.2 pounds, 14.8 inches)
  • month 8 (trimester 3)

    month 8 (trimester 3)
    During this month, the mother will experience lactation, darker coloring of nipples, and contractions. Your baby has repositioned and is likely more cramped. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby is the size of a papaya (5.8 pounds, 18.7 inches).
  • month 9 (trimester 3)

    month 9 (trimester 3)
    During this month, most mothers experience contractions, fatigue, and anxiety. Most mothers’ water breaks and will go into labor at 40 weeks. Your baby’s hair and nails are still growing and they should be completely rotated and ready to come out. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby is the size of a watermelon (7.6 pounds, 20.2 inches).
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