• ultrasound of human fetus 37 weeks and 6 days
    Week 38 of Pregnancy
    You are 37 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayEstimating your baby's size by measuring from the top of the uterus to the front of your pelvic bone can give you an idea of size, but this is less accurate now. Your baby may not yet have moved down into the pelvis and the amount ...
  • Ultrasound of Fetus at 34 Weeks
    Week 34 of Pregnancy
    You are 34 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayA close-up of the baby's face clearly showing the lip shape and slightly separated eyelids. The slight shadowing seen to the left of the image is from the wall of the uterus, which at this stage of the pregnancy will always be very...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 31 weeks and 1 day
    Week 32 of Pregnancy
    You are 31 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe amount of amniotic fluid within the uterus is at its maximum over the next two weeks but will subsequently start to reduce gradually. Measurements of the four deepest pockets of amniotic fluid can add up to 6-8 in, allowing spa...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 30 weeks and 3 days
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You are 30 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIt can come as quite a surprise to see that your baby will be increasingly making all sorts of expressions. Here the baby had his mouth turned down but the next minute will be yawning, grimacing, or peacefully sleeping. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 30 weeks and 5 days
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You are 30 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayHere the hands are holding the umbilical cord as it arises from what will become the belly button, or umbilicus. The umbilical coils and its covering of firm, clear jelly protect the cord from kinking and prying fingers. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 29 weeks and 1 day
    Week 30 of Pregnancy
    You are 29 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe image shows the eyes are open once more for a brief look around. It's not completely dark within the uterus and the more advanced your pregnancy, the more light can penetrate inside. Your baby will gradually be assimilating thi...
  • ultrasound of human fetus as 26 weeks and 3 days
    Week 27 of Pregnancy
    You are 26 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby sticks his tongue out often especially before or after a particularly large gulp of amniotic fluid. Fluid doesn't enter the lungs but is swallowed into the stomach. Your baby would be completely unaware of the ultrasound ...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 8 weeks and 6 days
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis 3D ultrasound scan shows a baby lying on its back, in exactly the same orientation as the image opposite. It is just possible to pick out the limb buds on an ultrasound scan taken at this stage. ...
  • Managing a Natural Delivery
    Natural and Home Births
    Natural Childbirth: A Real-Life Experience
    Natural Childbirth: A Real-Life Experience Mom-isms Your cervix is fully dilated when it has stretched open to the maximum. This provides the opening through which your child will pass. During the late stages of dilation, you may hear the doctor...