Stages of Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Information and Stages

Below is a description of what is happening in the uterus during the first trimester of pregnancy. Also see 2 videos below.  Contact us to make an appointment for a free pregnancy test and possible ultrasound to determine how far along you may be in your pregnancy.

Day 20 (after conception):

The foundations for the brain, spinal cord and nervous system are established.

Day 21:

The heart begins to beat.

Day 28:

The backbone and muscles are forming. Arms, legs, eyes and ears have begun to show. Hair has begun to grow.

Day 30:

The heart is pumping increasing quantities of blood through the circulatory system.

Day 35:

Five fingers can be discerned in the hand.

Day 40:

Brain waves can be detected and recorded.

Week 7:

The jaw forms, including teeth buds in the gums. The fetus is moving continuously.

Week 8:

Everything found in a fully developed adult is present. Forty muscle sets operate in conjunction with the nervous system. The fetus responds to touch.

Week 9:

Fingerprints are already evident in the skin. Fingernails are developing.

Week 10:

The fetus can bend, stretch, make fists, open hands, lift its head, squint, swallow and wrinkle its forehead.

Week 12:

The fetus now breathes amniotic fluid, sleeps, awakens, exercises, turns its head, curls its toes and opens and closes its mouth.

The information provided above is from (accessed on October 26, 2016).

Learn more about pregnancy and the First 9 months.  Contact us to make an appointment to meet with a team member. We can determine how far along you are by giving you a free pregnancy test and ultrasound.

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