PREGNANCY INFORMATION

SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY

Just because you have some of these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. But it may mean that you should take a test to rule out that possibility. Call us to make an appointment to take a free pregnancy test.


LEARN ABOUT YOUR PREGNANCY

Changes in your body

Right now your body is going through massive changes as it is providing the necessary hormones and nutrients for your baby’s survival. That is why you are most likely experiencing some of the symptoms listed above. For a comprehensive, week by week explanation of what to expect during your pregnancy, click here.

Due Date Calculator

Based on the probable conception date and/or your last period, you can figure out how far along you are and when your baby would be due. Click to see.

Your baby’s stages of development

Conception — When the egg and sperm unite, a new life has begun. Both the mother and the father contribute 23 chromosomes therefore producing 46 chromosomes which will determine eye color, hair color, gender, height and so on. At the moment of conception this new life has its own set of DNA that has never been before and never will be repeated.

4 weeks — The baby’s heart begins to beat.

7 weeks — All the major organs and body systems are now in place. The fetus’s basic facial features are forming.

8 weeks — Your baby’s eyelids are beginning to form; the baby’s fingers and toes are forming. The baby may begin to move this week, although you will not be able to feel it.

9-12 weeks — Fingernails and toenails appear on your baby’s hands and feet. Toward the end of the 12th week, hair starts to appear. A fist can be made with his or her fingers.

13-16 weeks — At this stage, the male or female genitals are recognizable. Your baby can get the hiccups and suck his or her thumb. He or she can also frown, smile, and squint.

17-20 weeks — Your baby has his or her own fingerprints and toe prints. Ultrasounds at this have revealed many babies smiling, laughing and pouting.

DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS

To watch short educational videos about the development of your baby, click here.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:13
 

The information on our website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.  iInformation about fetal development is based on the research of mayo clinic and can be found here; accessed November 5, 2009.  Another source used was Peter Tallack, In the Womb (Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2006).