What does this tool help you learn?

You can use this tool
to discover the amazing changes that happen during a pregnancy. Get a close-up
peek at the early embryo. See how much a growing fetus changes every few weeks.
Read about what’s new every month.

You’ll also find links to helpful information about
testing, healthy pregnancy choices, premature birth, and labor and
delivery.

Moore KL, et al. (2013). The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 9th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.
Campbell S (2004). Watch Me Grow! New York: St. Martin’s Press.

What should you keep in mind?

Every baby is different.
Every fetus is different. The images we show you may not be your skin color or
your fetus’s exact size. But they do tell you a lot about what happens over the
course of a pregnancy.

This tool links you to information about
prenatal tests. Some of these tests are new and not available everywhere. For
example, you might not have chorionic villus sampling or nuchal translucency ultrasound
in your town. The good news is that you still have excellent options, such as
triple or quad screening.

What’s next?

If you have any worries about your
pregnancy, be sure to talk to your doctor or nurse-midwife. For more
information, see the topics
Pregnancy,
Birth Defects Testing, and
Labor and Delivery.

References

Other Works Consulted

  • Campbell S (2004). Watch Me Grow! New York: St. Martin’s Press.
  • Moore KL, et al. (2013). The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 9th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD – Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD – Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William Gilbert, MD – Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Current as ofMarch 16, 2017