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

At 4 weeks pregnant, it’s likely you’ve only just found out the happy news. If you haven’t already booked in to see your GP, make an appointment to have your pregnancy confirmed. Start writing down any questions you may...

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 a pretty exciting week because sometime between week 5 and 6, your baby’s heart starts beating! But you’ll only be able to witness...

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

Things are cruising along nicely at 7 weeks. You’ve probably noticed that you’re feeling super tired. That’s because, you guessed it, your baby’s growth is still going crazy. Your baby is now around the size of a...

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

There’s been more growth spurts, and this time your baby is about the size of a large grape (around 2cm). Their reproductive and digestive organs are developing now and their little head is tucked in to their chest, looking...

10 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms and What to Expect

At 10 weeks pregnant, It’s all happening in your belly of late. Your baby is officially a “foetus” and your baby has kidneys, intestines, a brain, and lungs, and it’s about the size of a strawberry. Their fingers and...

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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