• ultrasound of human fetus as 28 weeks and 6 days
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    You are 28 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby's external appearance is fully formed but inside there is still a great deal of activity as many of the organs are continuing to mature. Even after pregnancy further development occurs, especially of the brain and lungs. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus as 28 weeks and 2 days
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    You are 28 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image shows a typical chin-on-the-chest position with an arm held up to the side of the face. A knee is just visible to the left of the image with a loop of umbilical cord above it. Your baby now is likely to be in a head down...
  • pregnant woman abdominal cramps
    Aches and Pains
    Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy: What Do They Mean?
    If you feel cramps in your abdomen (the area around your stomach), don't panic right away. Sometimes cramping is nothing more than a gentle reminder to take it easy, and at other times it might be a sign of digestive problems. Occasionally, thoug...
  • ultrasound of human fetus as 27 weeks and 4 days
    Week 28 of Pregnancy
    You are 27 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis baby's back is turned and she's facing away from the ultrasound scanner. The skin is much less transparent than before since your baby is constantly laying down fat reserves beneath it. This fat accounts, in part, for much of ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus as 26 weeks and 6 days
    Week 27 of Pregnancy
    You are 26 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAt this stage, thumb sucking is becoming much more coordinated as the sensitive lips and fingers meet. On scans most babies look as if they enjoy it, and there's no doubt that it provides important sensory feedback and perhaps reas...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 23 weeks and 2 days
    Week 24 of Pregnancy
    You are 23 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYou will probably be aware of your baby's movements by now: the number of movements and their nature will vary during the day and night and you may notice that they start to form into a particular pattern or respond to your own act...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 9 weeks exactly
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 9 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby's hands can be clearly seen here but the fingers are still fused at this stage. The fingers will be completely separate in just one week's time and wrist movement is just about to begin. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • ultrasound of human fetus at 20 weeks and 4 days
    Week 21 of Pregnancy
    You are 20 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayShown here is a Doppler ultrasound scan. Your doctor may use a handheld Doppler ultrasound machine to identify your baby's heartbeat; Doppler scanning can also pick up sudden movements and the whoosh of blood through the placenta. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 19 weeks and 6 days
    Week 20 of Pregnancy
    You are 19 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYou will become much more aware of your baby moving as her size and strength increase. You will not be aware of the more gentle movements, or those movements that do not hit the side of the uterus. ...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 9 weeks exactly
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 9 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby's hands can be clearly seen here but the fingers are still fused at this stage. The fingers will be completely separate in just one week's time and wrist movement is just about to begin. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 20 weeks and 4 days
    Week 21 of Pregnancy
    You are 20 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayShown here is a Doppler ultrasound scan. Your doctor may use a handheld Doppler ultrasound machine to identify your baby's heartbeat; Doppler scanning can also pick up sudden movements and the whoosh of blood through the placenta. ...
  • pregnant woman abdominal cramps
    Aches and Pains
    Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy: What Do They Mean?
    If you feel cramps in your abdomen (the area around your stomach), don't panic right away. Sometimes cramping is nothing more than a gentle reminder to take it easy, and at other times it might be a sign of digestive problems. Occasionally, thoug...
  • Dealing with Lower-Back Pain During Pregnancy
    Aches and Pains
    Lower-Back Pain During Pregnancy
    Lower-Back Pain During Pregnancy Imagine trying to carry a very heavy backpack (say 20 pounds) on the front of your body. You would probably change your posture to balance the load. You would plant your feet further apart, tilt your hips forwar...