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  • Pregnancy
    Week 20 of Pregnancy
    20 Week Ultrasound
    By 20 weeks, your baby's organs and body systems are well developed and can be seen clearly on an ultrasound scan. The sonographer performing the scan will look closely at how your baby's major organs and body systems have formed and whether ther...
  • 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...
  • feet of human fetus at 12 weeks and 1 day
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe toes are now separate and are all the same length. The ankle joints are now mature enough to be working, although it will still be many weeks before you are likely to be conscious of any kicks. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 20 weeks and 1 day
    Week 21 of Pregnancy
    Week 21 of Pregnancy
    Not all women happily accept their changing body shape, even though they're overjoyed to be pregnant. But a belly "bump" doesn't have to mean frump. You've got a good excuse to treat yourself to a few attractive maternity clothes or to indulge in...
  • What to Expect in Your Fifth Month of Pregnancy
    Second Trimester
    Month Five of Your Pregnancy
    Month Five of Your Pregnancy This month, you're still enjoying the relative comfort level of the second trimester, but your energy and initiative may be slightly dampened by the dwindling quality of your sleep. Sleep deprivation can also contri...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 22 week fetus in uterus
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    You may not know the sex of your baby but you and your partner can still have fun choosing names. This is a discussion that can run on and on. Some couples don't make up their minds until the baby is born. With such matters to preoccupy you, it's...
  • 23 week fetus in uterus
    Week 23 of Pregnancy
    Week 23 of Pregnancy
    Being pregnant can have all kinds of unexpected effects. There will probably be days when you just don't feel in control of your emotions and they get the better of you, making you cry for no reason. Or your body feels clumsy and uncoordinated, a...
  • 24 week fetus in uterus
    Week 24 of Pregnancy
    Week 24 of Pregnancy
    A baby getting prepared for independent life needs all the help you can give her. Keep up your good habits by nourishing the two of you with healthy food; and make sure your own body is in peak physical condition to support your pregnancy. Some m...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 12 weeks and 4 days
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayBy now the fetus's forehead is high and bulging, with visible joins in the plates of bone that comprise the skull. The eyes have migrated from the sides of the head at this stage of development. ...
  • 18 week fetus in uterus
    Week 18 of Pregnancy
    Week 18 of Pregnancy
    Not all the weight you're gaining is your baby. In fact, most of the increase is because parts of your body, such as your breasts, are getting bigger and your blood volume is increasing. You might want to think about signing up for prenatal class...
  • Week 14 of Pregnancy
    Week 14 of Pregnancy
    Your baby isn't big enough to give you an obvious pregnancy belly, but you'll definitely notice your waistline become thicker. At this stage of pregnancy, many women feel re-energized and have a strong sense of well-being. Healthy eating is very ...
  • 15 week fetus in uterus
    Week 15 of Pregnancy
    Week 15 of Pregnancy
    Like many pregnant women in the second trimester, you may now be reaping the benefits of the pregnancy "glow," as hormones improve the appearance of your skin and hair. Enjoy this time and the attention that often comes with it. Amazingly, your b...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    You and your partner will be developing your own special relationship with your baby. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 16 week fetus in uterus
    Week 16 of Pregnancy
    Week 16 of Pregnancy
    Some days, you'll take huge pride in your emerging belly, on other days you may sigh for the loss of a trim figure. Enjoy your changing shape-you'll probably find that your partner loves it, too. For many couples, this can be a time of increased ...