• finger tips of human fetus at 20 weeks and 2 days
    Week 21 of Pregnancy
    You are 20 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis close-up of the fingertips shows that the nail beds have formed and the nails are starting to grow. The nails have not yet hardened: this prevents your baby from scratching himself accidentally while he has no control over han...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 19 weeks and 5 days
    Week 20 of Pregnancy
    You are 19 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby often rests against the placenta. This has no effect on the placenta since its surface is protected by the amniotic sac and its composition and blood flow maintain its circulation at all times, leaving your baby free to e...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 15 weeks and 6 days
    Week 16 of Pregnancy
    You are 15 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe upper limbs are well differentiated into forearms, wrists, hands, and fingers; these develop at a faster rate than the lower limbs, a feature that continues even after the birth. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 13 weeks exactly
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 13 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis 2D black-and-white ultrasound scan is similar to the scan you may see and may be given. The baby is the white area, and the amniotic fluid is black. This type of scan is the best way to measure your baby's length at this stage...
  • umbilical cord of human fetus at 10 weeks and 6 days
    Week 11 of Pregnancy
    You are 10 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is the umbilical cord of an 11-week-old fetus. The cord is a strand of tissue that contains the two spiraling arteries that carry blood to the placenta and a vein that returns blood to the developing baby. ...
  • human embryo at 6 weeks and 1 day
    Week 7 of Pregnancy
    You are 6 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayIn this side view of the embryo the spinal cord is clearly curved as it begins to develop. The pale-yellow ridgelike structures along the back are somites-your baby's developing muscular system. ...
  • Safe Sex During Pregnancy
    Sex During Pregnancy
    Making Love While Pregnant
    Making Love While Pregnant The moment you become pregnant, sex changes. It's hard to put into words or explain why, but changing the goal of sex from procreation to recreation changes feelings, attitudes, desires, and ultimately even lovemaking ...