• ultrasound of human fetus at 24 weeks and 6 days
    Week 25 of Pregnancy
    You are 24 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe nose is well defined and in addition to regularly swallowing the amniotic fluid your baby is breathing it in and out through each nostril. Just as adults do, your baby will tend to favor breathing more through one nostril than ...
  • placenta of human fetus at 18 weeks and 3 days
    Week 19 of Pregnancy
    You are 18 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayCoiling is now well established in the umbilical cord. This coiling protects the cord from kinking and from pressing on the umbilical arteries and vein. The coils help ensure that there is a continuous flow of blood both to the pla...
  • human embryo at 7 weeks and 1 day
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayDigits are forming on the hands and feet, although they are still fused together. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 17 weeks and 3 days
    Week 18 of Pregnancy
    You are 17 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayBecause 2D ultrasound only shows a "slice" of the baby, parts may appear to be missing, such as the arm here which stops midway. ...
  • human embryo at 7 weeks and 1 day
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayDigits are forming on the hands and feet, although they are still fused together. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • amniotic cavity of embedded blastocyst
    Week 4 of Pregnancy
    You are 3 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis microscope view of an embedded blastocyst shows the amniotic cavity (semicircular white area at top), with the cells that will develop into the baby just below (dark oval at the 12 o'clock position). The yolk sac is the pink a...
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    Weight Gain Guidelines
    Nutritional Demands During Pregnancy
    Nutritional Demands During Pregnancy In active, athletic women, excess weight gain is rarely a problem. Guidelines for weight gain are about 3 to 5 pounds in the first trimester, then 1 pound per week thereafter after the first 3 months of pregna...