Uterus Size During Pregnancy

During pregnancy many women have questions about how their body changes and not only wonder how big their baby is, but also how big their…

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Fetal Development : Third Trimester

Weeks 27 thru 32 – Gestational Age (Fetal Age – Weeks 25 thru 30): The fetus really fills out over these next few weeks, storing…

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Fetal Development: Second Trimester

Weeks 14 thru 16 – Gestational Age (Fetal age – Weeks 12 thru 14): The fetus’s skin is transparent and a fine hair called lanugo begins…

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Fetal Development: First Trimester

Week 1 & 2 – Gestational Age: Your menstrual period has just ended, and your body is getting ready for ovulation. For most women, ovulation takes…

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Kick Counts

Most mothers-to-be eagerly await that first reassuring flutter, just to know their baby is growing and developing. Sometime between 18-25 weeks into pregnancy, moms will begin to…

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First Fetal Movement : Quickening

Some moms can feel their babies move as early as 13-16 weeks from the start of their last period. These first fetal movements are called quickening and are…

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Fetal Development

Calculating the day your baby begins to develop and keeping track of your pregnancy dates can be a challenge. The development of pregnancy is counted…

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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG);The Pregnancy Hormone

The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells that form the placenta, which nourishes the…

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The Fetal Life-Support System: Placenta, Umbilical Cord, & Amniotic Sac

  Your baby will develop inside your uterus with the help of a fetal life-support system composed of the placenta, the umbilical cord, and the…

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Calculating Conception

  Gestational age, or the age of the baby, is calculated from the first day of the mother’s last menstrual period. Since the exact date of conception…

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