Category Pregnancy week by week

Week 9 – your pregnancy week by week

Your little baby’s face is now forming, with bigger eyes and it even has some colour. The tiny mouth and tongue with taste buds have formed. Ridges at the hands and feet are developing. The head is more developed and…

Week 10 – your pregnancy week by week

Your baby is now around 30 mm long from head to toe. The baby is now making movements that can be seen on a scan. This is the time of another growth spurt. The head is looking rounder and eyes,…

Week 11 – your pregnancy week by week

Your baby is now 41mm long and the size of a fig. The head of the baby is still very large but the body is catching up quickly. The fingers and toes are separating out now and there are tiny…

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 13 – your week by week pregnancy

As you begin the second trimester of pregnancy, your placenta has developed and is providing your baby with oxygen, nutrients, and waste disposal. The placenta also produces the hormones progesterone and estrogen, which help to maintain the pregnancy. Tiny fingerprints…

Week 14 – your week by week pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy! We take you through your pregnancy week by week. JOIN OUR PREGNANCY FORUM HERE Crown to rump, your baby is about 8cm long and weighs about 40g. Her body is now growing faster than her head. Thanks…

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…