Get Excited for Every Milestone: Our “Pregnancy Week by Week” articles provide an in-depth look at the incredible journey of nurturing new life inside your body. Each week, we’ll take you through the developmental milestones your baby is reaching, as well as the physical and emotional changes you can expect.
The fertilized egg travels to the uterus and begins to implant into the uterine lining.
The heart and circulatory system are forming, and you may start experiencing pregnancy symptoms.
Your baby's facial features are starting to develop, and morning sickness may be kicking in.
Your baby is now about the size of a blueberry, and the brain and neural pathways are forming.
Your baby's fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and the placenta is now fully functional.
Your baby's sex is determined, but you won't be able to find out for a few more weeks.
Your baby is now the size of a pear, and you may start to feel Braxton Hicks contractions.
Your baby is now covered in a white, waxy substance called vernix, which protects their skin.
Your baby's movements are becoming more coordinated, and you may be able to find out their sex.
Your baby is halfway there! You may be able to feel their hiccups and their hearing is developing.
Your baby's eyebrows and eyelids are now fully formed, and they are beginning to produce meconium.
Your baby can hear sounds from outside your body, such as your voice or the voices of the people around you.
Your baby's lungs are developing and your baby is getting stronger and stronger each day.
Your baby is now the size of a rutabaga, and their kicks are becoming more forceful.
Your baby's eyes are opening for the first time, and they are starting to develop more fat.
Your baby's brain is rapidly developing, and they are practicing breathing movements.
Your baby is the size of an eggplant, and you may be experiencing more Braxton Hicks contractions.
Your baby's body is becoming more proportional, and they are getting ready for a growth spurt.
Your baby's bones are now fully developed, and they are starting to regulate their own body temperature.
Your baby is practicing their sucking and swallowing reflexes, and you may be experiencing more discomfort.
Your baby's central nervous system is maturing, and they are getting ready for the final stretch.
Your baby is now the size of a honeydew melon, and they are starting to prepare for birth.
Your baby's head is starting to move down into your pelvis, and you may be feeling more pressure.
Your baby is now considered full-term, and they are ready to make their entrance into the world.
Your due date has arrived! Your baby could come at any moment, and you may be feeling a mix of excitement and nervousness.