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Doctor insights on: Week By Week Fetal Development During Pregnancy

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Any guides to fetal baby development week by week?

Any guides to fetal baby development week by week?

Textbooks, library: There are many, including some very good textbooks. Depends on how detailed you want the discussion. "the developing human" is a good one, though it has been around awhile. Your local library should have a decent section of books on this subject. Your preference in style will be important, so look at several to see which explains things in terms you like. Touchpoints is best for baby development. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Best sites for baby fetal development week by week?

Best sites for baby fetal development week by week?

Fetal development: Information is available from the american academy of pediatrics and from the ob-gyne society. ...Read more

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After 20 weeks pregnant week by week growth rate?

After 20 weeks pregnant week by week growth rate?

1cm each week: Typically your belly will be at your umbillicus during 20 weeks. It shoud grow 1 cm each week after that. ...Read more

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Any photos of early pregnancy symptoms week by week?

Any photos of early pregnancy symptoms week by week?

Month to month: About.Com pregnancy and childbirth has month to month pictures of the developing fetus. http://pregnancy.about.com/od/fetus/. ...Read more

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First trimester pregnancy week by week getting sicker?

First trimester pregnancy week by week getting sicker?

Symptoms vary: Each week your baby is growing rapidly. Starting with one cell to a completely formed fetus by 12 weeks with fingers, toes etc. Each week you may feel the same with mild symptoms or you may have severe symptoms with vomiting and weight loss. Each baby is different and each pregnancy is different. Many women feel really good during the first trimester. Breasts might feel tender and enlarged. ...Read more

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Does sex damage the development of a baby during 7 weeks of pregnancy?

Does sex damage the development of a baby during 7 weeks of pregnancy?

NO: Having sex does not damage a baby's development during any part of pregnancy. For more about sex during pregnancy see http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/sex-during-pregnancy/art-20045318 ...Read more

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Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Yes: A large portion of abnormal pregnancies will miscarry or stop growing by 8 weeks. Many of the rest will be lost by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What are early pregnancy signs week by week?

What are early pregnancy signs week by week?

Good Resources: Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". ...Read more

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Is eating plum during pregnancy advisable? It's between 3-4 weeks of pregnancy.

Is eating plum during pregnancy advisable?  It's between 3-4 weeks of pregnancy.

Not aware of problem: I know of no contraindication to eating plums during pregnancy. Fruit in general is always advised for gastrointestinal normal function. ...Read more

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Can fetus be seen in 7th week of pregnancy?

Can fetus be seen in 7th week of pregnancy?

Sometimes: the fetal pole can be seen at 6 weeks but there is some variability. ...Read more

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Hi iam pregnancy in 34 week to second pregnancy the first pregnancy born in 36 week is second born in 36 or not?

Hi iam pregnancy in 34 week to second pregnancy the first pregnancy born in 36 week is second born in 36 or not?

Possibly: It depends on why you delivered the first child preterm. If it was preterm labor, it is highly likely that it will be repeated. If it was preeclampsia or ruptured membranes or something more unique to the specific pregnancy, then the answer is no. Talk to your Obstetrician about this and come up with a plan of management. ...Read more

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Is there a big difference in sonograms week by week in early pregnancy?

Is there a big difference in sonograms week by week in early pregnancy?

How early?: Information provided states 23 weeks pregnant. If this is true, most organs and tissues have formed and the fetus is growing larger and more mature in preparation for eventual delivery. In very early pregnancy (less than 16 weeks), there are amazing changes in the embryo and fetus week by week. ...Read more

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Is smoking the reason of having no fetal heartbeat during pregnancy? Fetal heart pole seen on 7th week but gone on 11th week.

Is smoking the reason of having no fetal heartbeat during pregnancy? Fetal heart pole seen on 7th week but gone on 11th week.

Smoking pregnancy: Though there are many causes for fetal death in the first trimester, smoking is definitely a major risk factor for fetal demise and miscarriage. Smoking decreases the amount of oxygen that gets in to you and therefore decreases the life sustaining oxygen getting to the fetus. ...Read more

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Do foetal movement wil be vigorous in 8th month of pregnancy?

Do foetal movement wil be vigorous in 8th month of pregnancy?

Comes in bursts!: As a women gets toward the end of pregnancy, the baby will have more regular sleep and wake cycles. The baby will fall asleep solidly with very little movement at times. Other times there will be big bursts of kicking and squirming. As the 9th month approaches, things get tighter so there will be bigger more squirmy movements and fewer rapid punches and kicks. ...Read more

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Ivf pregnancy week 6. Triplets measure at week 4+ no yolk and heartbeat seen. Is this normal? Or blighted ovum?

Ivf pregnancy week 6. Triplets measure at week 4+ no yolk and heartbeat seen. Is this normal? Or blighted ovum?

Depends on size: If they are measuring only 4 weeks it's possible they are normal, but this is unlikely given ivf. What are the sizes of the gestational sacs? ...Read more

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Can conception range be over a week off if gestational age is confirmed by early first trimester ultrasound?

Can conception range be over a week off if gestational age is confirmed by early first trimester ultrasound?

Yes: In general, ultrasound established dates should take precedence over menstrual dates if the discrepancy is greater than 7 days if done in the first trimester (first 12 weeks) and more than 10 days if done in the second trimester. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant, will sex affect the DEVELOPMENT of the baby during the first trimester?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant, will sex affect the DEVELOPMENT of the baby during the first trimester?

No, completely safe: Sex during pregnancy is extremely safe for most women with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies. Sex during any trimester is considered safe and will not effect the development of your baby. No worries. ...Read more