• Traveling Safely During Your Pregnancy
    Traveling During Pregnancy
    Traveling in Pregnancy
    Editor's note: Avoid travel to areas affected by Zika virus during pregnancy, and always talk with your doctor about international travel plans well in advance. Provided your pregnancy is normal, going to faraway places is perfectly possible. Ho...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 16 weeks and 1 day
    Week 17 of Pregnancy
    You are 16 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayAt this stage of development, your baby's lips and mouth are well formed, and she can open and close her mouth and swallow. Inside her mouth, her taste buds are now mature, but she cannot taste anything yet because nerve connection...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 10 weeks and 3 days
    Week 11 of Pregnancy
    10 Weeks 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis color 2D ultrasound scan shows a baby lying on its back with its head to the right. This is the ideal position when measuring the crown (head) to rump (bottom) length to accurately date the pregnancy: it simply measures in a s...
  • ultrasound of yolk sac at 7 weeks and 6 days
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe yolk sac can be seen floating like a balloon in the amniotic cavity on its fine stalk. As the embryo has drawn nutrition from the yolk sac it has gradually reduced in both size and importance. Meanwhile the placenta (on the rig...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 7 weeks and 5 days
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis ultrasound scan of the baby in side view shows that the head (at top) is relatively large compared to the rest of the body. The lighter, elongated area at the center of the baby's darker body is an upper arm bud. ...