One Month

Fertilization! The sperm and egg join in your Fallopian tube to form a unique human being. That’s 46 combined chromosomes which pre-determines all of a person’s physical characteristics. Washed into your uterus, the developing embryo searches for a nice...

Two Months

By 8 weeks the embryo grows to 1/2 an inch, the major muscles system develops and she moves gracefully like a good swimmer although you can’t feel it yet. This tiny human is perfectly developed with long, tapering fingers, feet and toes and whose skin is almost...

Three Months

By the second trimester, your baby is now in its fetal stage and measures 2 1/2 to 3 inches in length. Fully formed the heart rate can be heard with a special instrument called a Doppler and just as adults, the fetal baby can experience the rapid eye movement (REM)...

Four Months

Your baby is coated with soft downy hair called “lanugo” and comes in at about 6 inches in length and weighing 6 to 7 ounces. Fine hair, eyelashes, and fingerprints are all complete and this girl is all made up! Awake or asleep, the¬†fetal baby moves 50...

Five Months

By 20 weeks your baby will have grown to 1 pound or 454g and though still small and fragile she can hear and recognize her mother’s voice — your voice! You’ll be feeling the baby move even more and using an ultrasound device the doctor can tell if...

Six Months

The tender skin is now covered by a waxy substance called “vernix” and the baby continues to practice breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid in preparation for the big day when she takes her first breath of air. Her eyes begin to part and open occasionally...