Useful information for you and your baby – a week by week guide to your pregnancy, your baby’s growth and development.
Pregnancy week 1
Pregnancy calendar: week 1 of being pregnant – Not there yet!
Pregnancy week 2
Early pregnancy: week 2 of being pregnant – You will be at your most fertile by the end of the week.
Pregnancy week 3
Pregnancy guide: week 3 of being pregnant – Your fertilised egg is travelling doen your fallopian tube towards your uterus..
Pregnancy week 4
Symptoms of pregnancy: week 4 of being pregnant – Your baby’s heart is beginning to beat.
Pregnancy week 5
First signs of pregnancy: week 5 of being pregnant – You will be able to take a pregnancy test this week.
Pregnancy week 6
Signs of pregnancy during week 6 of being pregnant – You may begin to feel sick in the morning.
Pregnancy week 7
Foetal development at week 7 of being pregnant – Your baby will have grown this week and is about the size of a 5p piece.
Pregnancy week 8
Early signs of pregnancy during week 8 of being pregnant – Your baby is starting to look more human-like and is now about the size of a large grape.
Pregnancy week 9
Early stage of pregnancy symptoms at week 9 of being pregnant – You will probably be noticing how many times you go to the toilet during the night as your womb presses on your bladder.
Pregnancy week 10
Pregnancy information at week 10 of being pregnant – Your baby’s little heart is pumping blood around the body and can be seen on an ultrasound scan.
Pregnancy week 11
Signs of pregnancy at week 11 of being pregnant – Your baby’s major body organs have formed and the most critical period in development has passed.
Pregnancy week 12
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 12 of being pregnant- You may want to begin to tell people about your exciting news this week.
Pregnancy week 13
Pregnancy calendar: week 13 of being pregnant – Your hormones should begin to settle and you?ll feel less emotionally unbalanced.
Pregnancy week 14
Pregnancy information at week 14 of being pregnant – You energy will be returning and you should be feeling less tired.
Pregnancy week 15
Foetal development at week 15 of being pregnant – Your baby may now be sucking her thumb and grabbing the umbilical cord.
Pregnancy week 16
Pregnancy information at week 16 of being pregnant – You may feel the first movements of your baby inside you, a slight ‘butterfly’ feeling in your abdomen.
Pregnancy week 17
Signs of pregnancy during week 17 of being pregnant – Everyone’s bump is different; you may be quite big by now or hardly showing at all.
Pregnancy week 18
Pregnancy calendar: week 18 of being pregnant – A dark line, which goes from your navel to your pubic bone, called the linea nigra, may appear at this time.
Pregnancy week 19
Pregnancy calendar week 19 of being pregnant – Your baby’s movements are stronger and more coordinated because her nervous system is now more sophisticated.
Pregnancy week 20
Foetus development at week 20 of being pregnant – Lines on the end of her fingertips start to form so your baby now has unique fingertips.
Pregnancy week 21
Pregnancy information: week 21 of being pregnant – Your waistline will be truly disappearing at this stage as your uterus starts to move up above your navel.
Pregnancy week 22
Pregnancy calendar: week 22 of being pregnant – Your bump is getting bigger, but it’s important to stay active.
Pregnancy week 23
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 23 of being pregnant – You may begin to have vivid dreams associated with the birth and a sense of anxiety about what the future holds.
Pregnancy week 24
Pregnancy guide: week 24 of being pregnant – Your uterus may be putting pressure on your digestive organs, contributing to heartburn.
Pregnancy week 25
Foetus development at week 25 of being pregnant – You may want to think about starting shopping for baby items, see www.askbaby.com
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Pregnancy week 26
Pregnancy information: week 26 of being pregnant – Other people may feel your baby’s kick under your bump and you’ll probably feel her movements every day.
Pregnancy week 27
Pregnancy guide: week 27 of being pregnant – Your baby is developing immunity to infection from antibodies which cross the placenta from you.
Pregnancy week 28
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 28 of being pregnant – You will find now that some airlines will not accept you as a passenger from this point, you will have to get special permission to fly from your doctor.
Pregnancy week 29
Pregnancy guide: week 29 of being pregnant – You may be getting cramp in your calves at night as your muscles work harder carrying the extra weight about.
Pregnancy week 30
Pregnancy calendar at week 30 of being pregnant – Your uterus is pushed up even further now, which puts pressure on your bladder and spine, making you prone to backache.
Pregnancy week 31
40 week pregnancy guide: week 31 – Your baby’s movements will begin to grow stronger to you and you may even see them ripple across your bump.
Pregnancy week 32
Signs of pregnancy during week 32 of being pregnant – If you have decided to use a TENS machine in labour, make sure you order one in plenty of time.
Pregnancy week 33
Foetal development during week 33 of being pregnant – You will sometimes be able to feel a small fist or foot jammed into the side of your abdomen.
Pregnancy week 34
Pregnancy guide: week 34 of being pregnant – If you haven’t made a birth plan, you should discuss it with your midwife soon.
Pregnancy week 35
Pregancy information: week 35 of being pregnant – The placenta has reached maturity, has stopped growing, and now begins to age.
Pregnancy week 36
Pregnancy calendar: week 36 of being pregnant – Your baby is running out of room and may squirm vigorously to get comfy.
Pregnancy week 37
Foetal development during week 37 of being pregnant – Your baby’s head may engage, dropping right down into the cervix ready for birth.
Pregnancy week 38
Pregnancy guide: week 38 of being pregnant – If you have older children make sure you’ve made arrangements for childcare when you do give birth.
Pregnancy week 39
Pregnancy calendar: week 39 of being pregnant – The phone may never seem to stop ringing at the moment as everyone wants to know if you have gone into labour.
Pregnancy week 40
Signs of pregnancy during week 40 of being pregnant – Only around five per cent of babies arrive on their due date, 80 per cent come within two weeks either side.
Pregnancy week 41
Pregnancy calendar – symptoms of week 41 of pregnancy – playing the waiting game.
Pregnancy week 42
Pregnancy calendar – week 42 of pregnancy advice – almost there, won’t be long now!