week by week pregnancy

Folic Acid and Birth Defects: What’s the Connection?

Why all women of reproductive age should make sure they’re getting enough folic acid

Pregnancy Complication Costs U.S. Billions

Preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy complication, continues to increase in the United States, exacting a significant economic toll, a new study shows.

1 Week Pregnant: Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy

You're 1 week pregnant on the first day of your last menstrual period, even though you haven't actually conceived yet.

2 Weeks Pregnant: Optimizing Your Chances for Fertilization

When you're 2 weeks pregnant, your body still has not conceived.

3 Weeks Pregnant: Spotting the First Signs of Pregnancy

When you're 3 weeks pregnant, your baby is officially beginning to grow inside.

4 Weeks Pregnant: Suspecting Successful Conception

When you're 4 weeks pregnant, your fertilized egg has made its way to your uterus, things are really starting to get interesting.

5 Weeks Pregnant: Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy

When you're 5 weeks pregnant, your little one's heart and circulatory system start to form. However, you also may be greeted with the nausea.

6 Weeks Pregnant: Emotional Ups and Downs

When you're 6 weeks pregnant, your baby is starting to look less like a tadpole and more like a person as her face begins to form.

7 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby's Brain Cells Are Quickly Forming

When you're 7 weeks pregnant, your baby is probably about the size of a blueberry.

8 Weeks Pregnant: Preparing for Your First Prenatal Visit

When you're 8 weeks pregnant, your little one is about the size of a ring and her fingers, toes, airways and brain cells are developing.

9 Weeks Pregnant: Time to Go Bra Shopping

When you're 9 weeks pregnant, the tiny life inside you is no longer an embryo, but a fetus.

10 Weeks Pregnant: Alleviating Morning Sickness

When you're 10 weeks pregnant, your baby's fetal period, during which time she'll do most of her tissue and organ development, has begun.

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