Stages of Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Stages and Information

Read this description below about how your baby is developing during the first few months of pregnancy. Learn about pregnancy stages by coming in to speak with one of our client advocates.  Contact us to schedule free pregnancy testing and possibly an ultrasound to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy.

4 weeks (after your period):

Your baby’s organs are beginning to develop. Present are the amniotic sac and fluid, which will house and cushion your baby as she grows; and the yolk sac, which helps deliver nutrients.

5 weeks:

Your baby’s circulatory system is beginning to form, and the tiny heart will start to beat this week.

6 weeks:

Your baby’s nose, mouth and ears are starting to take shape, and the intestines and brain are beginning to develop.

7 weeks:

Your baby’s hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs. Your baby has doubled in size from last week and is about the size of a blueberry. Her brain is growing and her liver is pumping out red blood cells.

8 weeks:

Your baby has started moving around constantly, though you won’t feel movement yet. Nerve cells are branching out, forming primitive neural pathways. Breathing tubes now extend from his throat to his developing lungs.

9 weeks:

Your baby is nearly an inch long. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won’t open until later. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. All her main organs are developed.

10 weeks:

Your baby’s tissues and organs will now begin to rapidly grow and mature. He’s swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. His kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver are in place and starting to function, though they’ll continue to develop.

11 weeks:

Your baby is almost fully formed. She’s kicking, stretching, and even hiccupping as her diaphragm develops, although you can’t feel any activity yet. Your baby is the size of a fig.

12 weeks:

This week your baby’s reflexes kick in: His fingers will soon begin to open and close, toes will curl, and his mouth will make sucking movements. He’ll feel it if you gently poke your tummy – though you won’t feel his movements yet. Your baby is the size of a lime.

13 weeks:

Your baby’s tiny fingers now have fingerprints, and her veins and organs are clearly visible through her skin. If you’re having a girl, her ovaries contain more than 2 million eggs.

14 weeks:

Your baby’s brain impulses have begun to fire and he’s using his facial muscles. His kidneys are working now, too. If you have an ultrasound, you may even see him sucking his thumb.

The information provided above was found on (accessed on April 27, 2017).

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