• Healthy Eating During Pregnancy
    Healthy Pregnancy Diet
    Your Pregnancy Diet
    In recent years, much has been learned about what constitutes a healthy diet in pregnancy. In addition to the importance of nutrients such as folic acid, there is mounting evidence that a person's health may be influenced by the mother's diet in ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 38 weeks and 4 days
    Week 39 of Pregnancy
    You are 38 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby's neck muscles have strengthened, so the head can be held well away from the chest wall. Once delivered though, the buoyancy provided by the amniotic fluid will be lost and you will need to support your baby's head at all...
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    Healthy Pregnancy Diet
    Baby Wants a Pickle! The 10 Most Common Pregnancy Cravings and Why We Have Them
    Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be attributed to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food (and non-food ite...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • ultrasound of human fetus 37 weeks and 3 days
    Week 38 of Pregnancy
    You are 37 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayWith each day that goes by delivery is becoming ever more likely. You may experience Braxton-Hicks' contractions, which help to soften the cervix and prepare for labor. The amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby ensures she'll har...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 36 weeks and 6 days
    Week 37 of Pregnancy
    You are 36 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby will be able to recall and recognize the frequency and pattern of the most familiar sounds he hears within the uterus-your voice. Also, you might have noticed that loud noises may startle your baby during these final week...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 33 weeks and 5 days
    Week 34 of Pregnancy
    You are 33 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAt this stage your baby may lie transversely across your uterus as here, but such a position becomes increasingly less likely as the pregnancy advances. The more babies you have had the more likely it is that the shape of your uter...
  • 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. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 32 weeks and 6 days
    Week 33 of Pregnancy
    You are 32 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image may show the start of a smile. Your baby will often be smiling inside, sticking his tongue out, and making all sorts of faces. He may also still be experiencing hiccups that may be something that you are now becoming awa...
  • feet of human fetus as 29 weeks exactly
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    You are 29 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is a close-up of how your baby's foot is looking now. Your baby will easily put his feet on top of his head one minute only to bring them down the next, so just because your baby is kicking you at one end it doesn't mean the h...
  • ultrasound of human fetus as 28 weeks and 3 days
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    You are 28 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image offers the first view of the eye opening. The lids have separated and the dark pupil can be seen. There is no true reflection of color on ultrasound so the white of the eye is colored the same as the eyelids and face. Th...
  • 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. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus as 28 weeks and 5 days
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    You are 28 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAlthough many babies look similar on 3D ultrasound, particularly strong features, such as those affecting the shape of the ears, lips, or nose, are easy to see. From now on these features will become more and more individualized an...
  • 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...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 24 weeks and 4 days
    Week 25 of Pregnancy
    You are 24 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis 3D scan shows the baby thumb sucking. The 3D technique uses several routine 2D images, linked together to give the 3D effect. In a 4D scan, a series of 3D images are shown in quick succession to give almost real-time movements...
  • human embryo at 7 weeks and 2 days
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby won't look recognizably human yet, but the lower lip and jaw are formed; the upper lip is not yet complete, and the mouth appears very wide. The external ears are developing low down at the jaw line and the eyes are wide ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 18 weeks and 2 days
    Week 19 of Pregnancy
    You are 18 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe sound of your baby's rapidly moving heart muscle can be detected using a simple handheld listening device-the frequency change it produces is converted into a sound that is easy for you and your doctor to hear. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 17 weeks exactly
    Week 17 of Pregnancy
    You are 17 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayEvery part of your baby has an enhanced blood supply bringing nutrients for growth. Blood vessels are easy to see on scans because the skin is still quite transparent, with little fat yet deposited beneath the skin. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 16 weeks and 5 days
    Week 17 of Pregnancy
    You are 16 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby's face is partially obscured by the hand in this 3D image. Babies at this stage are small enough to fit onto the ultrasound screen, but beyond 20 weeks it is increasingly only possible to see a smaller part of the baby at ...