Before a woman even misses her menstrual period, if an egg has been fertilized,
this is what occurs in a normal pregnancy, you’ll ovulate, and if egg meets sperm,
you’ll be on your way to pregnancy! After fertilization and implantation, we outline
your baby’s journey in the womb below from the earliest stages of development
when moms-to-be discover they are pregnant up to and including
what is considered to be full term at 4o weeks.
Did you know that in just 21 days following your last minstrial period,
your baby’s heart is beating quickly and the intestines are forming?
Your budding son or daughter’s earlobes, eyelids, mouth, and nose are also taking shape.
This tiny new cell, smaller than a grain of salt contains all the genetic information for
every detail of the newly-created life including the colour of the hair and eyes, the intricate
fine lines of the fingerprint, the physical appearance, gender, height, and skin tone.
Your tiny embryo is growing like crazy and you may be noticing pregnancy discomforts
like sore breasts and fatigue. Your baby’s heart is the size of a poppy seed and is the
very first organ to function. The first signs of brain development are evident, and the
foundation for every organ system is already established and beginning to develop.
weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. Tiny, unique fingerprints are now in place, and the
heart pumps 25 quarts of blood per day. As the weeks go by, your baby’s skeleton
starts to harden from rubbery cartilage to bone, and baby develops the ability to hear.
You’re likely to feel kicks and flutters soon if you haven’t already.
Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at
about 2 1/2 ounces. His or her legs are growing longer than their arms now, and baby can
move all of his or her joints and limbs. Although your baby’s eyelids are still fused shut,
your little one can sense light. If you shine a flashlight on your tummy, for instance,
your baby’s likely to move away from the beam. There’s not much for your baby to taste
at this point, however, your baby’s is taste buds are forming.
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