(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.
  • Trimester 1 (Month 1)

    Trimester 1 (Month 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, the baby is about the size of a poppyseed (0.04 inches).
  • Trimester 1 (Month 2)

    Trimester 1 (Month 2)
    During this month, the mother will develop a heightened sense of smell, tender breasts, and fatigue. The baby is about the size of a raspberry (0.63 in.).
  • Trimester 1 (Month 3)

    Trimester 1 (Month 3)
    During this month, the mother will experience spotting, dizziness, and intensified headaches. The baby's organs and tissues are developing rapidly, and so are its reflexes. At this stage in the pregnancy, the 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, the baby is about 8 inches long.
  • Period: to

    fetal timeline