• 34 week fetus in uterus
    Week 34 of Pregnancy
    Week 34 of Pregnancy
    If your baby was born this week, she'd still need some help with breathing and feeding. But it's reassuring to know that basically she's in pretty good shape for survival. However, you are unlikely to go into labor this early. Now is your chance ...
  • 35 week fetus in uterus
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    Getting exercise is probably the last thing you want to do, but it's worth the effort. The more you move, the more energy you will gain. Gentle exercise will also help relieve some of the aches and twinges of late pregnancy. The baby's movements ...
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 6 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayDevelopment in the upper body usually precedes that in the lower body-this image shows the bulge containing the heart and liver, and the very earliest sign of development of the upper limb buds, but as yet there is no sign of the l...
  • 25 week fetus in uterus
    Week 25 of Pregnancy
    Week 25 of Pregnancy
    The rest of your pregnancy will pass before you know it. Make sure you have all the practicalities in hand, such as deciding what date to stop work, and you might want to give some thought to the birth. Meanwhile, friends and family will no doubt...
  • 26 week fetus in uterus
    Week 26 of Pregnancy
    Week 26 of Pregnancy
    You're in the last lap and, although your belly is probably big, you've still got a lot more expanding to do. Your baby will be moving around quite vigorously and may even respond to loud noises and music. Nerve cells in her brain are beginning t...
  • 27 week fetus in uterus
    Week 27 of Pregnancy
    Week 27 of Pregnancy
    Space is now getting tight in your uterus. The baby is likely to give you a few sharp jabs with his feet and fists as he stretches and turns. However uncomfortable the kicks may be, you'll find them a welcome reassurance that the baby is thriving...
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 5 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is a view of the right side of an embryo with the fronds of the chorionic villi in the background. The curled shape of the embryo is clearly demonstrated. The umbilical cord attachment to the early placenta can just be seen. ...
  • 28 week fetus in uterus
    Week 28 of Pregnancy
    Week 28 of Pregnancy
    Your baby is beginning to have regular sleep-wake cycles and her breathing, yawning, and swallowing are taking on a more definite pattern. However, your own life may seem less rhythmical. You may find things are slightly different at work and, pe...
  • 29 week fetus in uterus
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    You may feel a little bored and back-achy at this stage of pregnancy, but there are plenty of positive ways to take your mind off things. For example, you could start to make enquiries about breast-feeding classes, plan your maternity leave, and ...
  • 30 week fetus in uterus
    Week 30 of Pregnancy
    Week 30 of Pregnancy
    The nest-building instinct often kicks in as a woman approaches her due date. You may be overwhelmed with the urge to clean and decorate, but although it's natural to want a perfect home for your baby don't wear yourself out. Work, traveling, and...
  • hands of human embryo at 8 weeks and 4 days
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIn the upper limb bud, the flat expansion that will form the hand can be identified. The fingers are becoming more distinct and there will now be the first signs of movement at the elbows. ...
  • 20 week fetus in uterus
    Week 20 of Pregnancy
    Week 20 of Pregnancy
    In the next few days, you might feel your baby's movements for the first time. The little flutter can be such a tiny sensation that many women write it off as gas. But what a wonderful moment when you realize the truth! If you want to find out th...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 20 weeks and 1 day
    Week 21 of Pregnancy
    Week 21 of Pregnancy
    Not all women happily accept their changing body shape, even though they're overjoyed to be pregnant. But a belly "bump" doesn't have to mean frump. You've got a good excuse to treat yourself to a few attractive maternity clothes or to indulge in...
  • 22 week fetus in uterus
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    You may not know the sex of your baby but you and your partner can still have fun choosing names. This is a discussion that can run on and on. Some couples don't make up their minds until the baby is born. With such matters to preoccupy you, it's...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 7 weeks and 4 days
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe upper and lower limb buds that will form the legs and arms are clearly visible by now. The baby's head is still curled over the chest, but the beginnings of ears can just be detected as raised areas at the base of the head. ...
  • 23 week fetus in uterus
    Week 23 of Pregnancy
    Week 23 of Pregnancy
    Being pregnant can have all kinds of unexpected effects. There will probably be days when you just don't feel in control of your emotions and they get the better of you, making you cry for no reason. Or your body feels clumsy and uncoordinated, a...
  • 24 week fetus in uterus
    Week 24 of Pregnancy
    Week 24 of Pregnancy
    A baby getting prepared for independent life needs all the help you can give her. Keep up your good habits by nourishing the two of you with healthy food; and make sure your own body is in peak physical condition to support your pregnancy. Some m...
  • 19 week fetus in uterus
    Week 19 of Pregnancy
    Week 19 of Pregnancy
    It's easier now to think of your baby as a real person, especially if you see him on another scan around this time. He's almost fully formed and the function of his organs is well advanced. You'll be taking your maternal responsibilities very ser...