Pregnancy Week by Week - Progress

Published: 01st August 2009
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The early signs of pregnancy, creating a sense of joy, fear and nervousness. It is the lack of knowledge of what happens to your body during pregnancy until delivery of the baby that scares you more. Pregnancy weekly guide will help you overcome your fears and hope the miracle of nature to provide flesh and bones after the termination of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Week by Week developments:

One to four weeks

During this period the sperm forming a zygote-the basic form of life, fertilizes the egg.

Week five to eight

A woman displays the first Symptoms of Pregnancy that is confirmed by medical evidence. By sixth week the baby's heart and start winning for the eighth week the fetus develops rudimentary limbs.

Week nine to twelve

During this period, your body begins to expand to accommodate the growing fetus with growth of body parts. It is also a time of decreasing nausea or morning sickness.

Week thirteen to sixteen

The baby's bones begin to harden and begin to move in the womb. You can hear the heartbeat of the baby during his visit to the doctor.

Week seventeen to twenty

The baby's internal organs begin to develop rapidly. The fetus is covered with soft fine hair called lanugo. This is the very moment when the baby's gender can be seen.

Twenty to twenty-four week

At this stage you will feel slight contractions as the uterus begins to prepare for childbirth. Baby begins to practice breathing to be prepared for that at the time of birth. The baby also develops fat deposits in order to regulate body temperature at birth.

Week twenty-four to twenty

The baby hears muffled outside sounds and sense light at this time. The baby begins to slow traffic due to lack of space in the uterus.

Week of twenty-nine to thirty-two

The baby's head grows rapidly in proportion to the rest of the body. The brain and eyes are almost fully developed, it is only necessary to the development of the lungs.

Week thirty-three to thirty-six

The baby grows to the length of sixteen inches and weighs four pounds at this time. You can open-close eyes, the fingernails too start growing at this time.

Week thirty-seven to forty

The main organs of the baby is fully developed and lungs to grow and prepare to breathing outside the womb. The baby will be reduced to the stage of birth in the pelvis. The actual delivery could be two weeks before or after the due date. Be prepared for the arrival of their bundle of joy.

Maintain a weekly pregnancy calendar to record all the developments and other relevant information provided by your physician to monitor the growth of your baby. Good pregnancy health is vital during the progressing pregnancy week by week.

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