• hand of human fetus at 15 weeks and 2 days
    Week 16 of Pregnancy
    You are 15 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe fingertips are prominent and the fingers still quite short. Each finger is separate and moves independently of the rest. This is the most comfortable position for the hand, with the thumb and fingers outstretched rather than cu...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 15 of Pregnancy
    You are 14 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    At 14 weeks and 4 days, the placenta now starts a second wave of growth that will take almost six weeks. Click here to find out more. ...
  • hand bones of human embryo at 8 weeks and 2 days
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby's hands (seen here) and feet are gradually developing and they are formed of cartilage, not bone at this early stage. In the center left, the fused rays of the hand plate that will become the fingers can be seen. The ribs ...
  • 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...
  • Consequences of Air Pollution During Pregnancy
    Environmental Hazards During Pregnancy
    Air Pollution and Pregnancy
    Air Pollution and Pregnancy If you live in the city, you know you're not breathing the best air around. Cars, trucks, furnaces, and industrial machinery all spew poisonous carbon monoxide into the air. If you breathe in a lot of second-hand smo...
  • Use Water-based Paints When Painting the Nursery
    Environmental Hazards During Pregnancy
    Painting During Pregnancy
    Painting During Pregnancy There's something about having a baby that makes many expectant moms want to redecorate, paint rooms, knock down walls, scrape old wallpaper, and refinish floors. Maybe it has something to do with the nesting instinct, ...
  • Avoid Toxic Cleaners During Pregnancy
    Environmental Hazards During Pregnancy
    Housecleaning During Pregnancy
    Housecleaning During Pregnancy Wouldn't it be great to hear that you should not get on your knees and scrub anything during your pregnancy? The truth is that the majority of cleaning products really can't hurt your baby. Still, it's smart to b...