This week I had my first ultrasound and I could see my baby for the first time! He or she was only 2 mm at this point and the amazing thing was that my doctor already saw the heartbeat.
I wasn’t drinking so my friends became suspicious… later on I was advised by another doctor that 1 glass of wine with lunch is absolutely ok, that was very reassuring news!
What’s happening this week?
- Baby’s crown to rump length is 4-6mm. Baby weighs about 0.4 grams.
- Baby’s brain begins to form and cranial nerves are formed.
- Baby is C shaped now and has a tail.
- Baby’s placenta development begins.
- Baby’s eyes, ears, mouth, nose, lip, tongue, and teeth or forming.
- Baby’s yolk sac has shrunk but is still supplying nutrients to the embryo.
- A prominent forehead bulges out as the brain develops.
- The placenta is becoming well established, although it is not yet ready to function as a supply line.
- The arm and leg buds are lengthening.
- The heart is now providing the baby with a simple circulation.
- The liver is starting to make blood cells.
- Moms may be expecting mood swings and/or irritability.
- Moms should expect to have blood work done or scheduled at the first prenatal appointment.
- Needing to urinate frequently is one of the unwanted side effects of pregnancy.
- 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, the 99% of them occur in the first trimester, that’s why many couples announce their pregnancy after 12 weeks.
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