What Does My Baby Look Like?

Fetal Development – Week 40

Fetal Development – Week 40

Week 40:

This marks the end of the normal gestational period.  The baby is now ready for life outside of his mother’s womb. B y this time, the infant usually weighs 6-9 pounds.

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At birth the placenta will detach from the side of the uterus and the umbilical cord will cease working as the child takes his first breaths of air.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 30

Fetal Development – Week 30

Week 30:

The fetus is usually capable of living outside the womb and would be considered premature at birth.

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Vision, hearing, taste, and touch are all being used now.  The baby opens and closes her eyes and looks around. Research shows that the child can recognize her mother’s voice.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 26

Fetal Development – Week 26

Week 26:

The tongue has formed taste buds and the eyes have fully developed.  The baby’s lungs are completely functioning and can now inhale, exhale and even cry.  Eyes have completely formed, and the tongue has developed taste buds.

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If this baby were to be born prematurely, the child would have a good chance of survival with sufficient medical care.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 22

Fetal Development – Week 22

Week 22:

The head now accounts for 1/3 of the fetal length.  The child now weighs approximately 1/2 pound and spans about 10 inches from head to toe.

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Sweat glands develop, and the external skin has turned from transparent to opaque.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 18

Fetal Development – Week 18

Week 18:

The fetus is now about 5 inches long.  The child blinks, grasps, and moves her mouth.  Hair grows on the head and body.  The ears are now functioning and the baby can hear his mother’s voice.

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By the end of the 4th month, the fetus weighs 1/2 pound or more and is 8-10 inches in length.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 14

Fetal Development – Week 14

Week 14:

The fetus is growing rapidly at this point and is now 3 inches long and weighs almost 1 ounce. The mother can feel energetic movement, and hair is visible on the scalp.

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Eyelids, fingernails, and toenails also form.  The child’s sex becomes apparent.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 10

Fetal Development – Week 10

Week 10:

At the 9th week the embryo is now called a fetus and is about 1 inch in length.  Facial features, limbs, hands, feet, fingers, and toes become apparent.  The nervous system is responsive and many of the internal organs begin to function.

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The fetus is able to grasp and can suck his/her thumb.  Fingerprints are already visible in the skin.  In addition to being able to sense touch, the fetus can now feel pain.  At week 12, the fetus sleeps and awakens.

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Fetal Development – Week 6

Fetal Development – Week 6

At 6 weeks, you may have just found out that you are pregnant or you may have known for a couple of weeks.  Either way, you’re probably still getting used to the idea.  You might be experiencing some pregnancy symptoms such as nausea or extreme fatigue.  As the baby continues to grow, you might be more curious to know what he/she looks like.

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Week 6:

The embryo is about 1/5 of an inch in length.  This is a critical period of growth for the embryo.  Head, mouth, intestines, and liver begin to take shape.  The eyes begin to form and the extremities can be seen in much more detail, including all ten fingers.  The embryo is now moving and responds to touch. read more

Fetal Development – Week 4

Fetal Development – Week 4

Maybe you just missed your period, took a home pregnancy test and it was positive.  You are waiting for your first doctor’s appointment or your first appointment at ACPC Women’s Clinic.  You’re stressed.  You’re wondering what is going on inside your body.  You’re wondering if everything is okay. You might be scared, excited, shocked…or maybe a combination of all of the above.  It’s okay.  What you are feeling is completely normal.

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You might be undecided about what you want to do.  You may be considering the abortion pill or a medical abortion.  You may be considering adoption.  You may be completely confused about what you want because this is all just happening way. too. fast. read more

Fetal Development – Week 2

Fetal Development – Week 2

We get a lot of questions about fetal development at ACPC Women’s Clinic.  Our patients are usually anxious to figure out their due date and to see what their baby actually looks like.  A woman is usually about 4 weeks along before she even realizes she is pregnant.  There can be some confusion around determining the due date.  Here’s why:

Most women are surprised when the nurse says she is already 4 or 5 weeks along even though she had just missed her period within the last couple of days.  This is because obstetricians count weeks of pregnancy from the first day of a woman’s last period (LMP – Last Menstrual Period).  They do this because there is no way to determine exactly when conception occurred.  To determine the age of your unborn child since fertilization (conception), use this table and just subtract two weeks. read more

Must Have App – When You Think You Might be Pregnant

Must Have App – When You Think You Might be Pregnant

If you think you might be pregnant, there is one app that you need to download right now –

The Pregnancy Tracker by babycenter.com

Here’s  3 reasons why we think this app is helpful, even if you are not sure if you are pregnant:

1) Women are happier when they understand what is going on with their body.

As women, our bodies are on a continual roller-coaster ride as hormones shift constantly throughout the month. Sudden hormone changes can intensify emotions and energy levels, but our hormones don’t have to control us.  A good understanding of your menstrual cycle will help you learn to thrive every day of the month.  The Pregnancy Tracker app has articles and factual, scientific information about your menstrual cycle that can answer some basic questions before your appointment. read more