Understanding Your Pregnancy
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes. Some common symptoms of early pregnancy include a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness, frequent urination, tiredness, and mood swings. Contact us and we can discuss symptoms with you.
Most pregnancy tests are very reliable. However, to confirm that you are pregnant, a visit to an appropriate health care provider will be necessary.
Your doctor may request an ultrasound exam to confirm the status of your pregnancy. This information is important whether you are considering abortion or continuing your pregnancy.
The following definitions and fetal development photos will help you understand more about your pregnancy.
Day 1: When conception (fertilization) occurs, the baby’s features, including sex, hair and eye color, have already been determined.
9 Weeks LMP: 7 weeks after conception. At this age, the baby’s heart has been beating for one month and fingers and toes are developed.
10 Weeks LMP: 8 weeks after conception. At 10 weeks, the baby hiccups and reacts to loud noises.
16 Weeks LMP: 14 weeks after conception. At 16 weeks, the baby’s gender can be determined by ultrasound.
22 Weeks LMP: 20 weeks after conception. At this age, the baby’s eyelashes can be seen and the lungs are developing.