Pregnancy Week by Week — pregnancy signs

Pregnancy Week 7 - Week 8

Baby Growth Size is approximately .63 inches .04 ounce. Your baby is the size of a raspberry. Your baby has web-like hand and feet stubs, and is also developing arms, legs, and kidneys. A small tail has developed, but it will quickly be gone.  The retinas and genitals are also beginning to form by week 8, and by the end of the two weeks all essential organs have developed.  Your baby’s face is also beginning to develop. You & Your Body Your mucus plug develops in the opening of your cervix to protect your womb from bacteria, and you may...

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Pregnancy Week 3 - Week 4

Baby Growth Size of a grain of salt. Your baby’s organs begin to develop. Your baby is considered an “embryo.” You & Your Body Possible pregnancy symptoms at this time include fatigue, morning sickness, food cravings and aversions, breast tenderness, frequent urination, spotting (from implantation), bloating, and a heightened sensitivity to smell. No baby bump yet! Tips Your baby is already exposed to whatever you are taking in. Plan a healthy, well-rounded diet.  But do NOT “eat for two” at this time.  Most doctors don’t recommend a consumption increase until your second trimester.  Drink plenty of water. Kick those unhealthy...

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Pregnancy Week 1 - Week 2

Baby Growth  Where’s my baby?  Did you know that for doctors to maintain consistency, your pregnancy start date is actually marked by the first day of your last period?  Unless you have a very short follicular phase  -- the phase before ovulation -- there’s not even a baby yet!  You & Your Body  Besides that positive pregnancy test indicating raised hCG levels, watch for that rise in your BBT, staying up to indicate your progesterone levels are staying elevated to support a growing embryo. Tips If you haven’t already, add folic acid supplementation to your daily nutrition (through an approved...

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