Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting moments in a couple’s life. Knowing you are pregnant brings so many thoughts into your mind, like “what does my baby look like now?” While these musings can be quite overwhelming, knowing what goes on in your body and to the baby inside you in the baby stages of development can help you through your pregnancy journey.
Let us discover how your baby grows in this week by week pregnancy guide of your first trimester.
- Week 1 – 4: Your baby development week 1 – 4 would consist of fertilization and implantation. After which, as an embryo, your baby’s cells are multiplying rapidly and your placenta is developing.
- Week 5: The little life inside you, still an embryo, is growing fast. During this time, you may start feeling tired and have sore breasts.
- Week 6: Beginning to have morning sickness, your embryo is now forming his nose, mouth, and ears.
- Week 7: The little embryo is starting to form his hands and feet, but still has a tail. And your placenta has probably doubled in size.
- Week 8: Baby is already constantly moving, but you won’t feel it yet.
- Week 9: Your baby is more or less an inch long and looking more and more human every day.
- Week 10: Body organs and structures are all in place and will start growing soon.
- Week 11: Little hands will start to open and close into fists and tooth buds begin to appear under his gums.
- Week 12: Little toes can curl and a baby’s brain grows fast. His kidney’s even started to excrete urine.
- Week 13: Baby is already 3 inches long and has his own fingerprints!
From baby development week 1 to 13 is the first trimester of your pregnancy.
During your second trimester, your baby’s heart pumps about 25 quarts of blood a day and he begins to hear. You will soon be feeling kicks if you haven’t already.
Then comes your third trimester, where you start preparing for your baby’s birth!
Congratulations new parents! After your pregnancy, you will then want to know about baby growth week 1 and so on once your baby is with you.
Learn about it and more about raising children in our parenting blog at Oassist.