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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.

0-3 Weeks

0-3 Weeks

Pregnancy is dated from the first day of the last menstrual period. This is an old convention still in place originally based on the thought that conception occurred during menstruation.

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.

Week 19 of Pregnancy

Week 19 of Pregnancy

FACTS: The baby’s dental development continues as the buds for permanent teeth are already forming behind its milk teeth.

19-21 Weeks

19-21 Weeks

Thumb Sucking Your baby can suck its thumb and now has a wide range of movements and co-ordination. Weighing about 280 grams, its dental development continues as the buds for permanent teeth are already forming behind its milk teeth.

22-24 Weeks

22-24 Weeks

Life Cycle The cycle of life begins early. A girl baby will already have about seven million eggs in her ovaries and nipples will already have formed on both sexes.

25-28 Weeks

25-28 Weeks

Heartbeat The baby’s bone centres are beginning to harden and thousands of tiny veins are now clearly visible through the baby’s skin.

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.

Week 26 of Pregnancy

Week 26 of Pregnancy

FACTS: Your baby’s heartbeat has now dropped to an average of 150 beats a minute.


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