• human embryo at 5 weeks and 1 day
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe embryo now has 14 somites-the building blocks of your baby's muscular system. The first nine pairs are shown here. The upper part of the image shows the open end of the neural tube, which, along with the opening at the base of ...
  • Menstrual Cycle
    Week 1 of Pregnancy
    Day 1 of your Menstrual Cycle
    What's happening insideThe lining of the uterus builds up in the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle to prepare for pregnancy. If no pregnancy occurs, the lining breaks down and menstruation occurs. ...
  • Vegetarian Diets and Pregnancy
    Prenatal Vitamins
    Tips for Vegetarian Pregnant Women
    Tips for Vegetarian Pregnant Women Vegetarian diets that are not based on junk food have plenty of the nutrients needed by pregnant women. The key is to eat a wide variety of foods and avoid sweet and fatty foods (nothing new there!). A major c...
  • Follow your Doctor
    Prenatal Vitamins
    Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy
    Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy Baby Talk Prenatal refers to the period of time between conception and delivery—the time that you're pregnant. Pregnancy Facts Folic acid (from vitamin B) is one of the few nutrients known to prevent neu...