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1 Week Pregnant

You’re 1 Week Pregnant! What’s Happening During This Week? During this first week of your pregnancy you are not really pregnant yet. This week is when you have your period and is actually pre-ovulation. During week one, your period, or menstruation, is when the shedding of the lining of the endometrium ( the uterine lining) takes place. Menstruation is also known as ‘menses’. All female humans
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2 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 2 Weeks Pregnant! Fertilization & Dates: Fertilization does not always announce itself so, the first day of your last menstrual period is how pregnancy dates are calculated even though you are not yet pregnant. Initially, under the influence of follicle stimulating hormone an egg develops inside a mature ovarian follicle. Serum estrogen rises by the follicle causing the functional layer of the endometrium
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3 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 3 Weeks Pregnant! Ovulation At week 3, ovulation has occurred and the egg moves slowly into your fallopian tube, a tube that connects your ovary and uterus. Here is where it awaits fertilization by a sperm. Fimbriae, finger like structures that are located between your ovary and fallopian tube catch the egg when ovulation occurs and helps keep it on course. Having intercourse
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4 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 4 Weeks Pregnant! What’s Happening During Week 4: It is uncertain how sperm finds the egg. Some think the sperm might even have a sense of smell. Once the sperm penetrates the egg and the centre of each unite, the magic of fertilization has taken place. This single cell will develop into trillions of cells, in fact to over 200 types. Chromosomes At
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5 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 5 Weeks Pregnant! What’s Happening During Week 5: Congratulations you have missed your period and the pregnancy test is positive. What makes a pregnancy test positive? Pregnancy is a time of great hormonal activiity. Your existing hormones raise dramatically and new ones are produced to support the pregnancy in the early days. The pregnancy hormone, called human chorionic gonadatropin or (HCG) is produced by
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6 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 6 Weeks Pregnant! The Embryonic Stage Week 6 is the first week of the what we consider the embryonic stage. The embryonic phase is a time during which all major internal and external structures begin to form. Although most organ function remains minimal the cardiovascular system develops rapidly and a beating heart can be detected by ultrasound. The appearance of the embryo changes
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7 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 7 Weeks Pregnant! What’s Happening During Week 7 ? At this stage of your pregnancy your baby continues to grow rapidly. The umbilical cord, containing two arteries and one vein is clearly visible. Nutrients and oxygen rich blood pass from the amazing placenta to your baby by way of a single vein. The waste products and deoxygenated blood are sent back to your
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8 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 8 Weeks Pregnant! What Is Happening During Week 8? Your baby is continuing to grow rapidly.  The fingers and toes have begun to develop. Baby’s arms and legs are becoming more defined and are growing in length. Little webbed paddle shaped hands and feet can be identified, although the hands tend to mature faster than the feet. The joints of the upper and lower limbs are
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9 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 9 Weeks Pregnant!/h1> What Is Happening With Baby This Week? The embryonic tail is shrinking and will soon be gone so this week your Baby is starting to look less like a tadpole and more like a human and is about one inch long or about the size of a grape. The heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form.
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10 Weeks Pregnant

You’re 10 Weeks Pregnant! What’s Happening With Your Baby During Week 10? During this exciting time, all of your Baby’s vital organs have completed the most critical portion of their development. The embryonic tail is completely gone. The fingers and toes are no longer webbed but are completely formed and separated.The tissue that was webbed between the fingers and toes disappear by a chemical
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