Tag week by week

20 weeks pregnant – what to expect

At 20 weeks pregnant, you are glowing already. It’s the half-way mark. Read more what to expect. How are you feeling? You are getting heavier and will put on weight consistently. Some of your clothes may really not be working…

Week 12 – your pregnancy week by week

Your baby’s face is beginning to look more human. Her eyes, which started out on the sides of her head, have moved closer together. Her ears are almost in their final positions on the side of her head. Inside her…

Week 15 – your week by week pregnancy

You may not know it when it happens, but your tiny tenant frequently gets the hiccups, which babies learn to do before breathing. Babies don’t make any sound because their windpipe (trachea) is filled with fluid rather than air. Your…

Week 16 – your week by week pregnancy

Your baby is now some 10cm long from crown to rump, about the size of an avocado, and weighs about 100g. In the next three weeks she’ll go through a tremendous growth spurt, doubling her weight and adding centimetres to…

Week 17 – your week by week pregnancy

Your baby’s skeleton is mostly rubbery cartilage, but will start to harden as the weeks go by. A protective substance called myelin slowly begins to wrap around his spinal cord. Sweat glands are starting to develop all over his body.…

Week 18 – your week by week pregnancy

Your baby is about 12cm long from crown to rump and she weighs about 190g. Her chest moves up and down to mimic breathing. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin, and her ears are now in their…

Week 19 – your week by week pregnancy

Your placenta continues to grow and nourish the baby. Features of your baby’s heart should be visible during an ultrasound. Scalp hair has sprouted and continues to grow. Baby’s legs are reaching their relative size and with the increase muscle…