First Trimester

The Harmony Test – Pros and Cons

If you're pregnant for the first time, or pregnant with your second or third baby you may not have encountered the Harmony Non-Invasive Screening Test (NIPT). More and more doctors are offering the test and women are unsure...

Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms in Week 1

Your pregnancy due date is calculated from the first day of your last period, even though your baby won’t have been conceived yet. The reason is that it is very difficult to determine the exact day when sperm and egg meet....

2 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms and Signs

If you are wondering what to expect when 2 weeks pregnant, there are typically two specific events that happen: ovulation (if you have a regular 4-week cycle) and conception. Ovulation is the process where the ovarian...

Symptoms and Signs of Pregnancy at 3 Weeks

You need to know what to expect at 3 weeks pregnant because it is a crucial week for your embryo. But, you probably won’t even know you are pregnant yet! Many pregnancies are lost in the early stages and mistaken for a...

Signs and Symptoms at 4 Weeks Pregnant

It is a big week because you officially enter the first trimester of your pregnancy. Congratulations! When you experience signs of early pregnancy at 4 weeks, your baby is only the size of the head of a pin. This week, the...

Pregnancy at 5 Weeks: Signs and Symptoms

Here is what to expect at 5 weeks pregnant in terms of your baby’s development. This is the week that your baby begins to develop a beating heart. The embryo is now an entity with three layers: an outer ectoderm that will...

6 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

In these seven days your baby will triple in size from the size of a poppy seed to a lentil. The heart will also be beating with a regular rhythm. From now until birth, your child's heart will beat about 150 times a minute -...

7 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms and Signs

The baby growing in your week 7 pregnancy belly is smaller than the top joint of your thumb but is already developing distinct facial features and nubs of tissue that will become arms, hands, legs, and feet. The brain has...

8 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms and Signs

Your baby has quadrupled in size since week 6 and measures about one centimetre long. His or her hands and feet start to lose their webby look and are now forming well-defined fingers and toes. Joint development also...

9 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

In week 9,  your baby develops reproductive and digestive organs including a pancreas and gallbladder. Your baby's head is tucked into the chest and the fingers and toes are getting longer. Your baby now measures...

10 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms and What to Expect

At 10 weeks pregnant, your baby is officially a foetus. The kidneys, intestines, brain, and lungs are all in place. Your baby's fingers and toes are also separating into complete digits. Your baby's eyelids have...

What to Expect: 11 Weeks Pregnant Belly

At 11 weeks pregnant, your baby’s teeth start to grow properly, and bone development increases too. Your baby’s ears will move up and into their final position on the side of the head. Changes to Your Body: If you have...

Pregnancy Symptoms at 12 weeks Pregnant

The baby growing in your 12 week pregnant belly is now around 6 centimetres long and weighs about 30 grams. The face is continuing to take shape and nails appear on the fingers and toes. During the 12 week ultrasound, you...

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