See How Your Baby Develops During Your Pregnancy

Video Series: See How Your Baby Develops During Your Pregnancy

What is going on in that growing tummy of yours? These short videos show how your baby is developing during your pregnancy

 Pregnancy – Article by mum+

These videos are from the Baby Centre in the UK and are vetted by a board of medical professionals. We love their easy-to-understand short animations. Check them out.

Your baby’s development: Weeks 1 – 9

Viewing time: 2m 33s

What you will learn:

  • The egg makes its way to the uterus and is the size of a pen tip
  • By week 5 the embryo is the size of a sesame seed
  • Primitive organs are being formed at this stage
  • The heart is starting to beat.
  • The baby starts looking less like a tadpole and more like a little human

Your baby’s development: Weeks 10-14

Viewing time: 2m 08s

What you will learn:

  • Facial features are now defined and organs are growing and maturing
  • Fingerprints are forming and the tiny baby can kick
  • Organs are functioning now, including the brain
  • Your umbilical cord is working hard now
  • Baby can squint and frown by week 14

Your baby’s development: Weeks 15-20

Viewing time: 2m 16s

What you will learn:

  • During this time the baby will more than double in size
  • Her nervous system is rapidly maturing and the skeleton is hardening into bone
  • Her brain is designating areas to the different sense – baby may be able to hear you!
  • By 18 week you may feel her start to move

Your baby’s development: Weeks 21-27

Viewing time: 2m 06s

What you will learn:

  • Baby can swallow by this point
  • Lungs are continuing to form and baby is practising breathing
  • She could survive with significant medical help at 24 weeks
  • Lips have formed, and so have taste buds

Your baby’s development: Weeks 28-37

Viewing time: 2m 12s

What you will learn:

  • This is the last trimester
  • Baby is developing a layer of fat to keep her warm
  • Billions of neurons have developed in the brain
  • She can open her eyes and even see light in the womb
  • Her skin is pink and soft by week 37 and she is now considered full term

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