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What to expect at 4 weeks

This week your baby is approximately 2 mm in size and weighs less than 1 gram and may be detectable by a home pregnancy test by now. This week is where your baby, which is now called an embryo, begins to start forming...

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What to expect at 5 weeks

You might only just be finding out that you are pregnant but your baby is already 3mm long and beginning to form its nervous system. This is also when the major organs start taking shape. The neural tube has started to form...

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What to expect at 6 weeks

This week your baby is approximately 5 mm or the size of a chocolate chip, and while still small this is a very important week, as it’s when your baby’s neural tube that connects the brain and spinal cord closes over...

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What to expect at 7 weeks

This week your baby is about 1.2 cm long and still hasn’t quite hit the 1 gram mark yet but it has almost doubled in size in just a week. The little face is also continuing to form – with lips and a tongue now visible and...

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What to expect at 8 weeks

This week your baby becomes known as a fetus and it’s looking more human-like than ever - despite what appears to be a tail (but that will disappear very soon) and while the head is disproportionately large in comparison...

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What to expect at 9 weeks

Your new little houseguest is now weighing in at around 2 grams and is about the size of a grape. Though the baby still has a long way to go, all of the essential parts and organs are now there, it’s just a matter...

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What to expect at 10 weeks

Yay you and your baby have made it to double digits – and much of the critical development is now complete! Your baby is just over an inch long but this won’t last long because they are now growing at a seriously...

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What to expect at 11 weeks

Baby is still just the size of a fig, they’re super active now and moving around all over the place. While you’re not likely to feel those first movements for a few weeks yet – they are...

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What to expect at 12 weeks

This week brings you and your baby to the end of your first trimester. Your baby and you have come so far since those early weeks, and is now approximately 14 grams or the size of a lime. Baby’s bones...

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What to expect at 13 weeks

As you and your baby enter the second trimester your baby is about the size of a passionfruit or a little over 7 cms and around 20 grams. Your baby’s very own fingerprints are starting to form on the fingers and the body...

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What to expect at 14 weeks

While baby’s eyelids are still fused over, the eyes are now fully formed and the eye colour will have already been determined. Your baby also has vocal cords now which means they can cry, although it is still a muted cry as...

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What to expect at 15 weeks

Your little one is becoming its own unique being now with features including eyebrows and eyelashes forming as well as hair on the head. They also have taste buds now, although there’s not much tasting to be done just yet...

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What to expect at 16 weeks

Baby’s bones are starting to firm up and muscles can now respond to signals from the brain, which means movement becomes less jerky – which is a good thing because baby is moving A LOT now! While baby has been growing...

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What to expect at 17 weeks

Up until now your baby has been all skin and bones (so to speak), but this week fat will start to build up under the skin which helps produce heat as well as baby’s metabolism. Baby can now hear sounds outside the womb and...

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What to expect at 18 weeks

This week your baby is about 190 grams, a little over 14 cm long and is getting more and more active now - and you might notice it tends to do most of its activity at night while you’re trying to sleep! If you are...

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What to expect at 19 weeks

Your baby is looking more human than ever now and this week they can even make facial expressions like frowning and squinting. The senses are now kicking into overdrive, with the brain functioning for things like...

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What to expect at 20 weeks

If you end up going full term (which is classed as 40 weeks – but really its anything between 38-42 weeks) this week will mark you and your baby’s halfway point! Well done mama! If you haven’t felt baby moving yet...

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What to expect at 21 weeks

If your little houseguest is a girl then this week her vagina is starting to form, she already has over 1 million eggs in her ovaries that might mean one day she too is in your position and preparing for a little one of her own...

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What to expect at 22 weeks

This week your baby’s features are becoming more and more distinct and they should be settling into somewhat of a routine of sleep and play (as it will when it’s born), which you will be able to determine by the kicks and...

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What to expect at 23 weeks

Although baby is starting to develop some fat stores, the skin looks wrinkly and is still translucent enough to see the organs and veins. If your little one is a boy, then he will now have a form of sperm in his testes which...

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What to expect at 24 weeks

This week baby is starting to build up some of the defenses it will need to survive out here in the real world through the development of white blood cells, as well as airways, blood vessels, air sacs and a substance...

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What to expect at 25 weeks

Baby is starting to look more like a newborn with its wrinkly skin, slowly but surely starting to smooth out as the fat stores start to thicken and the skin loses its transparency. Bones are also starting to harden and the...

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What to expect at 26 weeks

This week baby’s eyes, while still shut, have finished developing and are just about ready to open wide. Fat is continuing to grow along with muscle and the lungs are maturing as they inhale and exhale amniotic fluid...

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What to expect at 27 weeks

This week baby is opening and closing its eyes and clenching its fists – with the brain maturing that means bubs is super active now. While there’s still a long way to go before it can survive on its own in the outside...

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What to expect at 28 weeks

Baby is continuing to plump up with that fat and muscle filling out and weighs in at around 1kg now. While the external genitals for both boys and girls are both well established by now they are still developing and...

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What to expect at 29 weeks

Say cheese! This week your baby’s brain is continuing to develop and senses are becoming more acute and so this week your baby might even begin to smile! Baby’s skull is growing and forming to accommodate the ever...

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What to expect at 30 weeks

Baby probably has a good head of hair on its head by now (although some babies don’t start to grow hair until after they are born), and it’s starting to shed the layer of hair on its body called lanugo (some...

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What to expect at 31 weeks

Baby is continuing to plump up this week as it prepares for a rapid growth spurt – while it now weighs about 1.5kg it will more than double its weight by birth. While the skeleton and bones continue to form, baby’s skull...

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What to expect at 32 weeks

All 5 of your baby’s senses are working away now, but there’s not a lot going on inside the uterus unless you shine a light, play some music or even stark speaking to your bump. Baby is seriously starting to run out...

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What to expect at 33 weeks

Your baby is now measuring over 43 cms and around 2kgs and continuing to pack on the pounds. The skin is also smoothing out and losing its wrinkles as the fat fills out. This fat will also help provide baby with warmth...

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What to expect at 34 weeks

Baby’s movements are getting bigger, but they might be changing because there’s not much space left in there now to move around. It’s not the summersaults you were once feeling – but more like sharp jabs in your...

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What to expect at 35 weeks

Most of the major development is now complete and your baby will spend the next few weeks putting on weight and preparing to make its entrance. How you're feeling? Just when you think your boobs can’t change any more...

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What to expect at 37 weeks

If baby was born before now it would have been classed as “preterm” but from this week and until week 42 baby is technically considered “term”. While baby would survive on the outside world now, pending no medical reasons...

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What to expect at 38 weeks

Your baby continues to put on weight as the waiting game continues. Its bowels are now filled with meconium, the sticky dark substance which is the accumulation of everything the baby has been ingesting during its time...

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What to expect at 39 weeks

Baby continues to put on weight in preparation for its debut, which could be any day now! The lungs are fully developed and have been producing surfactant since they were around 24 weeks gestation in preparation for...

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What to expect at 40 weeks

Your baby is officially a mini human and ready to enter the world! The average newborn weighs anywhere from 2.7kg to 4kg (boys tend to be heavier than girls on average). Before the baby comes out, hormones in its little...

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What to expect at 41 weeks

Baby is fully developed and ready to make an appearance – but clearly it’s just too comfortable and happy to be making any moves just yet. Your doctor will discuss with you your options if baby doesn’t make a move on its own...

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