(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.
|The baby's head is in proportion to the rest of the body. Fat continues to accumulate under the skin. The brain can control primitive breathing and body temperature control, and the eyes can move in the sockets. The baby is becoming sensitive to light, sound, taste and smell. Now, I wonder how experts know a baby can smell in utero?|
Multiples: Your babies are on the same growth track as singletons at this point.
Ideas for Partners:
Do you feel like you've been pregnant forever? Are those discomforts of pregnancy getting to you? This is the time when itchy skin, shortness of breath, hemorrhoids, leg cramps, heartburn and indigestion and achy muscles takes a toll. What do you do? Remember that these annoyances are temporary. Focus on the positive aspects of pregnancy and check out our suggested reading below by Sherry L. M. Jimenez.|
Multiples: Fatigue is probably a constant companion. Try to rest when possible; take a nap or put your feet up to keep the edema at bay.
|Read our birth plan information and help Mom work on a plan. This will help educate you (and Mom) about labor and delivery and give you a pro-active role. Your input and support to Mom is invaluable and a special way to parent your unborn baby.|
Children are the purpose of life. We were once children and someone took care of us. Now it is our turn to care. ~Cree elder|
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