Find out what's happening each day - week by week! We have links to articles, books, products, and even peer-to-peer anecdotes to help you through your entire pregnancy! The calendar features links to hundreds of articles, our fetal development section, fetal development pictures, what you'll need -- when you'll need it, peer advice, book suggestions and more!
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Blastocyst becomes an embryo. Congratulations!
The embryo is beginning to develop a face, though it still looks 'other worldly.' The baby's head, body and sac are the same size.
5 wks LMP (3 wks gestation)
The embryo becomes three layers. The outer layer becomes the brain, nerves, and skin. The placenta becomes fully functional.
The middle layer becomes the bones, muscles, blood vessels, heart, and sex organs.
The inner layer becomes the stomach, liver, intestines, lungs, and urinary tract.
Do you have a cat? Make someone else change the cat litter. It can cause toxoplasmosis which can harm the developing baby.
Aspirin and prescribed medication can also be harmful. Ask your provider before taking anything -- even vitamins. Read our article on things you CAN and CANNOT do during pregnancy.
Hello in there! The inner ear is forming. Cynics say it doesn't matter but singing to baby can be fun and enjoyable.
6 wks LMP (4 wks gestation) Babies heart starts to beat, though it's almost impossible to hear.
Personal Reflection: "There's nothing like hearing your baby's heartbeat for the first time."
Embryonic sac continues to grow -- millions of villi attach to the placenta.
Some cooking and beauty oils can be harmful during pregnancy. Always check with your health care provider for a full list. Read our articles about what herbs and foods are not good for your pregnancy.
Buds on ends of embryonic arms and legs grow into webs that will become fingers and toes.
Blood circulates throughout the embryo.
7 wks LMP (5 wks gestation) Is there a metallic taste in your mouth? Weird tastes can be caused by anything that interrupts the transfer of taste stimuli to the brain.
Cells of the liver, pancreas, stomach, and lungs begin to take shape.
Unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise, you can continue to have sex throughout your pregnancy.
Embryonic sac continues to fill with amniotic fluid to protect the baby.
Personal Reflection: "The day after I found out I was pregnant fear set in. Thoughts of my baby-to-be filled my heart and all my fears were gone."
Moderate exercise and short breaks can help with fatigue. The fatigue will taper off in the second trimester, but comes back in the late third trimester.
If you're feeling so tired you can't function, you'll want to contact your healthcare provider. That could be signs of something else going on like anemia.
Lunar Month 3, 8 wks LMP (6 wks gestation) Your baby is about the size of a coffee bean! Please stay away from diet drinks and foods containing aspartame or saccharin.
Baby Weighs 0.04 ounces or 1 gram and is 0.64 inches or 1.6 cm in length.
Learn about pregnancy by reading books! Check out what's available, what's new, what's not. You'd be surprised!
Your partner or spouse isn't making it up that they are having a sympathetic pregnancy. Couvade is a condition that causes weight gain, nausea, mood swings, and all the rest in daddy or your partner too!
Remember, smaller meals help heart-burn and water, fiber, and exercise help constipation. Don't stop being active.
Embryo becomes a fetus! Congratulations! All organs necessary to sustain life are formed.
Douching during pregnancy could rupture membranes or cause an infection. Either way, it should be avoided.
9 wks LMP (7 wks gestation)
You may find your libido has changed. You'll either not want to have sex, or your sex drive will increase.