(counting from first day of last menstrual period)
Weeks After Conception
Please keep in mind that this information is approximate. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any questions, please check with your care provider.
|Your baby weighs about a pound now! The body is becoming better proportioned each day, and the bones of the middle ear begin to harden.|
If born now, your baby has a chance for survival. Let's hope, however, that the baby stays put for several more weeks!
Multiples: Your babies will have periods of activity and sleep periods which may not coincide with each other.
Ideas for Partners:
Your baby still has room to move around so you're probably feeling kicks, jabs, flips and flops. You may even see your abdomen move. Your uterus is about 1 1/2 inches above your belly button.|
If you're having some wild mood swings, don't fret. They're normal even if they don't feel normal. Try to be good to yourself when you're feeling blue.
Multiples: Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of preterm labor. Carrying multiples puts you at a higher risk for premature birth. From Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life by Connie L. Agnew, MD, call your practitioner immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
- sense of pelvic fullness
- recurrent contractions (4 or more an hour)
- vaginal discharge
- ruptured membranes
|Do something nice and totally unexpected like a chore you don't normally do that she does. Perhaps bring dinner home or take her out somewhere you don't normally go. Let mom know how special she is and show her how special you are.|
Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life. ~Judy Ford|
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