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Your pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy goes on for nine months and there’s lots happening every week. If you’re curious to find out more about how your baby is growing read on ……

WEEK 11: Your baby is now about the size of a fig. Between 11 and 22 weeks is the period in your baby’s development when an important prenatal test for Down’s syndrome, a genetic condition that can result in learning difficulties, can be performed. A non-invasive pre natal NIPT scan consists of a blood-screening test for Down’s syndrome (called Harmony) with a 30-minute scan to check viability and dates. Your baby no longer has webbed toes and fingers as they have now separated and their nail beds are developing. The head is still disproportionately large but now the body will start to lengthen and the baby uncurl itself. They will be able to stretch out and move around.
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Your pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy goes on for nine months and there’s lots happening every week. If you’re curious to find out more about how your baby is growing read on ……

WEEK 10: Now around the size of a large olive, your baby’s facial features are now developing, with ears, a nose (with nostrils) and eyelids now visible. They can react to light and can make tiny movements ̶ but it will be many weeks before you can feel this yet. This is a period when all the internal organs and structures start to grow and develop. Your baby’s jawbone has formed too – containing all the baby teeth that will start to appear in their first year.

Your pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy goes on for nine months and there’s lots happening every week. If you’re curious to find out more about how your baby is growing read on …….

WEEK NINE: Your baby now has toes and hair follicles are also beginning to appear. They are now officially a fetus rather than an embryo and have entered a new phase of development. Their face looks more human and their eyes are distinguishable. Unbelievably, although your baby is still so tiny, it now has all the organs that an adult has. In a healthy pregnancy a strong heartbeat will usually be detectable by this stage. By the end of this week the embryo will weigh around 0.028kg and measure around 7.6 cm in length.

Your pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy goes on for nine months and there’s lots happening every week. If you’re curious to find out more about how your baby is growing read on …….

WEEK EIGHT: This is typically the time when your baby gets a growth spurt and doubles in size. The development of your baby’s major internal organs is continuing apace, their lungs are forming and the brain is increasing in size. They may still be tiny, but complicated structures are rapidly forming including the tongue and their lip and palate, as well as nerves to later detect smell. Bones are already forming and their muscles contracting. Ridges are forming on their hands and feet where their fingers and toes will soon appear. Research has shown that if a heartbeat is detected at eight weeks the chances of the pregnancy continuing is 98 per cent.