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  • 36 week fetus in uterus
    Week 36 of Pregnancy
    Week 36 of Pregnancy
    Don't leave crucial arrangements until the last minute. Have an action plan ready for when you go into labor-it might be sooner than you think. Babies can arrive ahead of schedule, so make sure you and your partner feel confident about managing. ...
  • 31 week fetus in uterus
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You may have firm thoughts about what you consider to be the ideal birth experience. However, keep an open mind because many factors can influence where and how your baby is born. There's nothing unusual in a woman changing her mind, even after h...
  • 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. ...
  • 32 week fetus in uterus
    Week 32 of Pregnancy
    Week 32 of Pregnancy
    The baby has not settled into her final birth position just yet, but an assessment of how she's lying will be made at every routine checkup. There's still room in the uterus for your baby to exercise her limbs and she's getting much stronger and ...
  • 33 week fetus in uterus
    Week 33 of Pregnancy
    Week 33 of Pregnancy
    All prospective moms, and not just first-timers, find it difficult to envisage the future after the arrival of the baby. The imaginings, dreams, and hopes of the last few months are about to become realities-which may be very different from what ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ovary at the end of fallopian tube ready to release egg
    Week 2 of Pregnancy
    Day 14 of your Menstrual Cycle
    What's happening insideThe ovary can be seen here at the end of the fallopian tube. At around this time of the menstrual cycle, a follicle at the surface of the ovary releases an egg, which is swept down the tube by clearly visible fingerlike pro...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What to Expect in Your Third Trimester
    Third Trimester
    Third Trimester Basics: What to Expect in Your Last Three Months
    The third trimester is dedicated to intensive fetal growth. Your fetus will gain fully half its weight during this period. In the final months, there will be further essential lung and brain development. The food you eat during the final three m...
    Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • 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...