Pregnancy week by week
A pregnancy lasts on average 40 weeks, in reality it is 38 +2 because doctors count from the last DUM and ovulation and fertilization occurs only about weeks later, every week the baby grows up, pregnancy is a very important moment in the future parents’ lives.
Pregnancy week by week
1st to 4th week of gestation
Most women only find that they are pregnant after the menstrual delay, that is, 28 days or 1 month later, when they find out they are pregnant the woman is already 3 to 4 weeks old. At this stage the embryo already has the spine and the nervous system in formation. The kidneys, liver, and intestines are forming, and the fourth week is as in the figure on the right.
5th week of gestation
This week your baby is the size of a grain of rice, your heart already beats, the placenta already works and your central nervous system, muscles and bones are in the making. It often happens, at this point, the doctors can not catch the heartbeat, you may have to repeat the ultrasound. The mother may feel tired, morning sickness, the most tender and swollen breasts.
6th week of gestation
The eyes are in formation, as are the peripheral nervous system, the skin, the nails, the hair, the kidneys, the blood vessels, the respiratory system.
7th week of gestation
If you do an ultrasound at this point you can visualize your baby’s facial features, mouth and tongue, as well as arms and hands. The heart already has the right and left cavities.
8th week of gestation
Your baby is no longer an embryo and has become a fetus. The arms have grown and the hands are flexed at the wrists. The legs are longer than the feet.
9th week of gestation
Your baby can already see the ears and toes. Measures about 2.3cm and weighs about 2 grams.
10th week of gestation
The baby already has fingerprints that will identify his whole life. At the end of this week all your baby’s organs and systems are formed, they just need to grow and mature.
11th week of gestation
The genital tract of the baby is in development, but it is still very difficult to confirm the sex of the baby through ultrasound.
12th week of gestation
The baby already chichi, already has the vocal cords developed, it is possible to hear a very small cry. The brain is completely formed and your baby already feels the pain. The baby can also suck the finger. At this point it measures about 5.4 cm and weighs 14 g.
13th week of gestation
Entered the second half of pregnancy, the growth of the baby is now huge, every week doubles its size and weight. The baby has the size of half a banana.
14th week of gestation
Some moms start to feel tummy tingles, it’s the baby to tinker. The eyebrows and the hair begin to appear. The fetus makes grasping movements, frowning and grimaces. It can be caught to suck on the finger.
15th week of gestation
The fetus weighs about 70 grams and is 11 inches long, from the top of the head to the butt. The external genital organs are developed and you can already know if you are going to have a boy or a girl.
16th week of gestation
The baby is already 11.6 cm, already has eyebrows and eyelashes formed, hair and hair all over the body. She yawns, stretches and frowns, may have sobs.
17th week of gestation
The baby grows week by week, at this time it measures about 13 inches from head to butt, and weighs about 140 grams. The heartbeat can be heard more easily.
18th week of gestation
Your baby continues to grow and move around a lot. The genitals are already very visible, it is in the fifth month of gestation.
19th week of gestation
Your baby already hears the outside sounds, is the ideal time to talk with him, the papa can also speak to the belly. You may be startled by loud sounds.
20th week of gestation
You have reached the middle of your pregnancy, you can not hide your belly and your clothes are too tight, buy clothes that do not tighten and comfortable. The baby now weighs 300 grams and is 25.6 cm, already the toenails and hands.
21st week of gestation
The baby should be about 27cm from the top of the head to the heel.
22nd week of gestation
The baby continues to grow, resembling a newborn baby on a small dot.
23rd week of gestation
The blood vessels of the lungs are preparing for breathing and for the baby to swallow normally. The tone of his skin is rosy, the skin is so thin that you can see the veins inside the body. Your child’s skin color will only actually settle down during the first year of life
24th week of gestation
At this point the mother increases from 250gr to 500gr per week, have attention to your feeding to other signs like swelling and edema. The baby moves, smells, sees, hears and is thought to dream too. It has about 30 cm and weighs approximately 600 gr.
25th week of gestation
The baby still has plenty of room to play with and can feel an increase in their daily movements.
26th week of gestation
The baby measures about 36 centimeters. It responds to sounds. The baby needs fat to be able to adjust to the temperature, in addition to the fat being the source of energy and calories in the first days of life.
27th week of gestation
The baby already opens and closes his eyes, sleeps and wakes up at regular intervals and can suck his finger. The lungs are already able to function with medical help
28th week of gestation
You have reached the last quarter of your pregnancy, start preparing things for the arrival of your child, the maternity suit should be done at this time. The baby is now 37.6 cm and weighs about 1 kg. It is fully formed.
29th week of gestation
Your baby takes up most of the space in your uterus and must have turned upside down. He opens and closes his eyes and begins to focus.
30th week of gestation
It takes 10 weeks to get to know your baby, he can already make a difference between light and dark, and he can even follow his eyes with a light that moves outside his belly.
31st week of gestation
At this point you may begin to experience Braxton-Hicks contractions or contractions. The baby is fully developed, but his lungs are not yet fully prepared.
32 weeks of gestation
The baby now measures 42.4 cm and weighs just over 1.7 kg. The volume of your blood increased by 2.5 liters. You may feel more tired, you should be aware of your blood pressure.
33rd week of gestation
The baby should be in the cephalic position, upside down, if he is not yet able to turn around.
34th week of gestation
The baby’s lungs are already developed and the nervous system continues to develop.
35th week of gestation
You may begin to lose a thick liquid with rays of blood, it is the loss of the mucus plug, you must count and be attentive to the movements of your baby.
36th week of gestation
You have reached the 8 months of pregnancy, the anxiety begins to increase, the desire to know your baby is enormous, as well as tiredness and discomfort. At this point the baby is fully formed, just need to gain weight.
37th week of gestation
If the baby is born now it is no longer considered premature. The baby begins to lose the lanugo, a fluff that covers his body.
38th week of gestation
The baby can already hold things with his hands, like the umbilical cord. The organs are fully developed and in the right place. The lungs and the brain already work
39th week of gestation
At this point the baby measures between 45 and 50 cm and weighs between 2.5 kg and 5 kg. He is ready to be born and be loved.
40th week of gestation
You have reached the end of a long walk, you will finally meet your baby.
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