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  • Breast and Nipple Problems During Pregnancy
    Breast Changes
    Breast Problems in Pregnancy
    Breast tendernessFor many women, breast tenderness and an increase in the size of their breasts are the first signs of pregnancy. Sometimes breasts are so painful that you can't bear them to be touched, and they may also throb and feel hot. Breas...
  • Causes of Digestive Problems in Pregnancy
    Digestive Problems
    Digestive Problems in Pregnancy
    Nausea and vomiting Approximately 80 percent of women are troubled by the unpleasant symptoms of nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. During this period it can be difficult to eat large meals, and strong smells and tastes can become unbearable...
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 6 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayDevelopment in the upper body usually precedes that in the lower body-this image shows the bulge containing the heart and liver, and the very earliest sign of development of the upper limb buds, but as yet there is no sign of the l...
  • Pregnancy Side Effects to Skin, Hair, and Nails
    Skin, Hair and Nails
    Changes to Skin, Hair, and Nails During Pregnancy
    Many women look and feel better than ever during pregnancy, while those less fortunate report that there is a downturn in their appearance. However pregnancy affects you, the changes will be temporary and you'll be back to your normal self soon a...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 38 weeks and 1 day
    Week 39 of Pregnancy
    You are 38 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis baby's hand is in the same position as in the previous image, with the fist held tightly in front of the face. All of your baby's movements help build muscle strength and aid coordination, whether it's a kick or simply curling...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 38 weeks and 3 days
    Week 39 of Pregnancy
    You are 38 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image demonstrates how your baby has laid down fat reserves, nicely rounding out the cheeks. The exact weight of your baby will depend now on which day you deliver since your baby will continue to grow in the uterus, although ...
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 5 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is a view of the right side of an embryo with the fronds of the chorionic villi in the background. The curled shape of the embryo is clearly demonstrated. The umbilical cord attachment to the early placenta can just be seen. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 34 weeks and 4 days
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    You are 34 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis 2D ultrasound has captured the moment that the baby is sucking his thumb. Your baby is gradually learning to coordinate this complex activity with breathing movements even though surrounded not by air but by the amniotic fluid...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 34 weeks and 5 days
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    You are 34 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is an MRI image showing a cross section of the entire pregnancy. The mother's spine is on the left of the image, and the baby is lying head down within the pelvis. An MRI is rarely needed during pregnancy, but if recommended, ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 32 weeks and 2 days
    Week 33 of Pregnancy
    You are 32 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayDuring this week your baby's fingernails have become fully developed and now approach the tips of the fingers. Bathed in amniotic fluid, the nails are kept very soft: it's only after birth that your baby might tend to scratch and n...
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 3 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayA front view of the embryo: the head region is bent downward so that the central nervous system can be seen. The tubelike structure in the head region is the developing spinal cord. The tail of the embryo is curving upward. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 30 weeks and 6 days
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You are 30 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayHere the baby is resting on the placenta, seen at the right-hand side of the image, with the umbilical cord just below the baby's chin. The eyes are closed and this image was taken at a time when the baby was at his quietest, durin...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 30 weeks and 1 day
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You are 30 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayFrom this point in the pregnancy your baby will yawn just as often as during the first few weeks after birth. Exactly why babies yawn before birth remains unknown, but seeing your baby yawn on a scan is quite likely to make you yaw...
  • 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...
  • 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 as 28 weeks and 6 days
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    You are 28 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby's external appearance is fully formed but inside there is still a great deal of activity as many of the organs are continuing to mature. Even after pregnancy further development occurs, especially of the brain and lungs. ...
  • 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 as 27 weeks and 4 days
    Week 28 of Pregnancy
    You are 27 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis baby's back is turned and she's facing away from the ultrasound scanner. The skin is much less transparent than before since your baby is constantly laying down fat reserves beneath it. This fat accounts, in part, for much of ...