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MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information
PREGNANCY CALENDAR


Baby In Utero

Track your baby's development and find great advice for every week, every month and every trimester of your pregnancy with this pregnancy calendar.




TRIMESTER BY TRIMESTER PREGNANCY CALENDAR



First Trimester Summary




Second Trimester Summary




Third Trimester Summary




MONTH BY MONTH (LUNAR) PREGNANCY CALENDAR



Lunar Month One Summary
Lunar Month Two Summary
Lunar Month Three Summary
Lunar Month Four Summary
Lunar Month Five Summary




Lunar Month Six Summary
Lunar Month Seven Summary
Lunar Month Eight Summary
Lunar Month Nine Summary
Lunar Month Ten Summary




WEEK BY WEEK PREGNANCY CALENDAR



Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Week 19
Week 20




Week 21
Week 22
Week 23
Week 24
Week 25
Week 26
Week 27
Week 28
Week 29
Week 30
Week 31
Week 32
Week 33
Week 34
Week 35
Week 36
Week 37
Week 38
Week 39
Week 40 With PostDates Weeks 41 & 42




CHILDBIRTH - LABOR & DELIVERY



MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Preparing For Childbirth
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Labor & Delivery Tutorial






PREGNANCY CALCULATOR



CLICK HERE


CONGRATULATIONS!

This is a calculator that tells you your pregnancy due date.
It helps you to plan when the stork will make its appearance.




HOW TO USE CALCULATOR

Click on The Pregnancy Calculator Icon above.

On the calculator page, click on one of four options available.
  • Calculate the due date based on the first day of the last menstrual period.
  • Calculate the due date based on the date of conception.
  • Calculate the current gestational age based on the due date.
  • Calculate the required conception date based on the due date.

Enter the appropriate date for the option you have chosen.

Fertilization usually takes place 14 days before your next period. If your menstrual cycle is longer or shorter than 28 days, enter the length of your menstrual cycle (only available for Option 1).

Use the slide bar above the calculator to show fetal development from 0 to 40 weeks gestation. It will show you your baby's development and information about the stage he/she is in for that week of gestation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THESE LINKS

MoonDragon's Pregnancy Due Date Calculator
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Due Date Hand-Held Calculator For Print Out
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Website Pregnancy Calculator
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Ways To Tell When You Conceived






embryo and fetal growth


A QUICK EMBRYO-FETAL DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW

EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT - 12 STAGES

12 stage embryo development


This enlarged model represents the following stages of embryo development:
    1. Ovule shortly after fertilization
    2. Two-cell stage
    3. Four-cell stage
    4. Seven-cell stage
    5. Morula stage
    6. Blastocyst with trophoblast and embryoblast
    7. Blastocyst with early formation of embryo process
    8. Blastocyst with start of implantation
    9. Embryo (approx. 12th day)
    10. Embryo (approx. 20th day)
    11. Embryo (approx. 28th day)
    12. Embryo (approx. 2nd month)


    The first 8 models are enlarged approx. 4,000 times, the other 4 models are enlarged approx. 4 to 5 times. The first 8 stages can be removed from the baseboard for closer study.

Model Available From:

  • Nucleus Inc.
  • MedPics.findlaw.com



  • FIRST MONTH (Conception to 6 Weeks)

    1 month embryo Known as an embryo; baby is only about the size of a grain of rice.
    Neural tube that becomes the brain and the spinal cord develop.
    Heart develops and begins to beat around the 25th day.
    Digestive tract develops.
    Arms and legs are beginning to form.
    The umbilical cord, which carries nourishment to and waste away from your baby, is developing.





    SECOND MONTH (7 to10 weeks)

    Fetus 2 month Heart is beating. Fingers and toes are forming.
    Organs, like the stomach and liver, are developing.
    Ears and nose are forming.







    THIRD MONTH (11 to 14 weeks)

    Fetus 3 month Baby is about three inches long and weighs about one ounce.
    Sex organs are developing (although the physical structures of being male or female are not apparent).
    Mouth starts opening and closing.
    Kidneys are functioning, producing urine that's passed into the amniotic fluid and eventually removed through the placenta.
    Lifelong eye color is present and eyelids grow over them.
    Baby starts moving in utero (cannot be felt yet).





    FOURTH MONTH (beginning of second trimester) (15 to 18 weeks)

    Fetus 4 month Baby is about five inches in length and weighs three to four ounces (enough to cradle in hand).
    Develops sucking and swallowing reflexes.
    Fingers and toes are becoming defined.
    Begins to move arms and legs.
    Bones make blood cells.
    Teeth form under gums (although they do not appear until several months after birth).
    Sex organs become distinct (sex becomes determinable at this point).





    FIFTH MONTH (19 to 22 weeks)

    Fetus 5 month Baby is about eight to ten inches long and weighs 10 to 12 ounces.
    Frequent movement, since bones are harder and muscles are stronger, actual movements are -beginning to be felt.
    Soft, downy hair called lanugo covers baby's body.
    A coating called vernix protects the baby's skin from its constant exposure to amniotic fluid.
    Hair may be growing on the head.
    If the baby is female, eggs have begin to form in her ovaries awaiting to begin the cycle of life years later.





    SIXTH MONTHS (23 to 26 weeks)

    Fetus 6 month By the end of the month, baby is about 13 inches long and weighs about 1 3/4 lbs.
    Has no body fat and skin is wrinkled.
    Can suck his thumb.
    Bones are hardening through deposits of calcium.
    Lungs begin to stretch, preparing to breathe after birth.
    Miniature version of how the baby will be at birth.





    SEVENTH MONTH (beginning of third trimester, 27 to 30 weeks)

    Fetus 7 month Baby is about 15 inches long and weighs about 3 pounds.
    Becoming very active --maybe able to see -movement on belly.
    May suck thumb or hiccup.
    The eyelids, which have been closed since about -the fourth month, slowly open - eyes respond to changes in light and dark within the womb.
    Can make grasping motions with hands.
    If baby is male, testicles begin to descend from the abdomen (where they developed) into his scrotum.





    EIGHTH MONTH (31 to 34 weeks)

    Fetus 8 month Baby is now about 18 inches long and weighs about five pounds.
    Can see and hear.
    Brain and nerves are growing rapidly, directing bodily functions.
    Arms and legs are smooth and plumb and skin is a healthy color.
    Lungs are still immature, but other organs are well developed.
    Acquired immunity to many infections as protective antibodies are passed through the placenta, into the blood stream.
    Baby shifts into a position that will remain until birth.





    NINTH MONTH (35 weeks to delivery)

    Fetus 9 month Baby is about 20 inches long and weighs six to seven pounds.
    Continues to gain about half a pound a week until delivery .
    Lungs are mature.
    Lanugo and much of the vernix is gone.
    Baby gets into position for delivery settling down further into the pelvis; since baby is confined in this position, it may seem less active - but movement is still felt.




    Photos obtained from
    A Child is Born by Lennart Nilsson

    and
    Pregnancy - In Anatomical Illustrations
    by the Carnation Company





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