Pregnancy: Month by Month
By: Brittany Halvorson
Baby- Gone from being a ball of cells called a blastocyst to an embryo the size of the point of a pen
Baby- Lengthening and straightening from the curled form previously in, face is beginning to define - nose and jaw
Baby- Blood vessels can be seen, gender is apparent, now called a fetus
Baby- Stretching, swallowing, sucking on thumb, new reflexes,
Baby- Growing muscles, make more movements, finger/toe nails, clenches fists, internal organs are maturing
Baby- Gaining fat, brain development is most intense, begin to dream, lungs begin to develop
*Not all mothers have the same symptoms!
Baby- Open and closes eyes, muscles and lungs continue to develop, tastebuds develop, brain is still growing
*Mother needs more nutrition for baby!
Baby- Starts shifting head down, kicks are stronger, more activity, getting ready for birth
Size- Sack of flour
*If born during this month there is an excellent chance for survival!
Baby- Skin is changing, hair, getting ready for birth
*Final month.. Baby is ready!