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Pre-Eclampsia

Pre-Eclampsia

Symptoms of pre-eclampsia include high blood pressure, high levels of uric acid in the blood, fluid retention in hands and ankles, facial swelling, low urine output and sudden weight gain.

Weeks 0-4 of Pregnancy

Weeks 0-4 of Pregnancy

FACTS: Fertilisation occurs when one of the millions of sperm penetrates the outer layers of the egg and fuses with its nucleus.

4-6 Weeks

4-6 Weeks

Conception On its arrival, it becomes known as a blastocyst and floats freely within the womb cavity for about three days before embedding in the wall lining and linking to the blood supply.

10-12 Weeks

10-12 Weeks

Foetus Your baby, now called a foetus, has obvious elbows, wrists, ankles and clearly visible fingers and toes. It measures between 3-4.5cm in length and its external sex organs have begun to form.

29-32 Weeks

29-32 Weeks

Brain The last trimester is a crucial time for brain development. As the brain mass increases, the tissue folds into its characteristic walnut-like appearance.


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