Are you pregnant and wondering how your baby is growing week by week? Using a pregnancy calendar week by week is an excellent way to track your baby’s development and ensure their health. In this article, we will guide you through each week of pregnancy, explaining the growth and changes happening to your baby.
- Week 1-4: Implantation and Gestational Sac Formation
- Week 5-8: Major Organs Begin to Form
- Week 9-12: Fingers and Toes Begin to Form
- Week 13-16: Gender Determination and Movements
- Week 17-20: Skin and Hair Development
- Week 21-24: Sight and Hearing Development
- Week 25-28: Recognition of Familiar Voices
- Week 29-32: Limited Space in Uterus
- Week 33-36: Preparing for Birth
- Week 37-40: Fully Developed and Ready for Birth
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Week 1-4: Implantation and Gestational Sac Formation
During the first four weeks of pregnancy, the baby is just a cluster of cells. The embryo begins to implant into the uterus lining. The gestational sac forms, which will eventually develop into the amniotic sac that will protect your baby throughout your pregnancy.
Week 5-8: Major Organs Begin to Form
At this stage, the baby is around the size of a grape. The major organs begin to form, including the heart, lungs, and brain. The hands and feet of a baby begin to develop when it is in the embryonic stage, and at that time it is called a fetus.
Week 9-12: Fingers and Toes Begin to Form
The fetus is now around the size of a plum. The baby’s fingers and toes begin to form, and the nails start to grow.The baby’s digestive system develops in the womb and the intestines pass through the umbilical cord to the abdomen.
Week 13-16: Gender Determination and Movements
The baby is now the size of an avocado. The baby’s muscles and bones begin to develop, and the baby starts to move around. The baby’s sex organs also start to develop, and it is possible to determine the baby’s gender through an ultrasound scan.
Week 17-20: Skin and Hair Development
The baby is now the size of a banana. The baby’s skin is developing and becoming thicker. The baby’s hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows start to grow. The baby also starts to develop a regular sleeping and waking pattern.
Week 21-24: Sight and Hearing Development
The baby is now around the size of a cantaloupe. The baby’s lungs are developing and starting to produce surfactant, which helps the lungs function. The baby’s taste buds and hearing are also developing.
Week 25-28: Recognition of Familiar Voices
Now the size of the child has become equal to the size of an brinjal. The baby’s eyes begin to open, and they can now see light. The baby’s brain continues to develop rapidly, and the baby can now recognize familiar voices.
Week 29-32: Limited Space in Uterus
The baby is now around the size of a squash. The baby’s bones are fully formed, but they are still soft and flexible. The baby’s movements tend to slow down because there is limited space in the uterus.
Week 33-36: Preparing for Birth
The baby is now around the size of a honeydew melon. The baby’s lungs are almost fully developed, and the baby can now regulate their body temperature. The baby starts to position itself for birth, and the head may move towards the pelvis.
Week 37-40: Fully Developed and Ready for Birth
The baby is now fully developed, and its preparation for birth is complete. The baby’s weight and length vary, but the average weight is around 7-8 pounds. The baby’s movements may slow down, and you may feel less movement due to limited space in the uterus.
In conclusion, tracking your baby’s growth is crucial for ensuring their health during pregnancy. A pregnancy calendar week by week is an extremely useful tool for tracking your baby’s development. Use this tool to prepare for your baby’s arrival and ensure that you have everything you need for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.