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During pregnancy you will go through a number of stages. The First Trimester (Weeks 1-12), The Second Trimester (Weeks 13-27) and The Third Trimester (Weeks 28-42) – During nine months of pregnancy you will go through different emotional and physical changes. In each trimester, your baby is also going to go through different phases. Learning about pregnancy will help you and your baby stay healthy. You should find out what types of foods you can eat and what should be avoided. And on top of that, the exercises that may help your baby develop well. Keeping track of your baby’s progress is essential. This is what you can expect your little one to be like during the first few weeks of your pregnancy.

Week 7

During the 6th week of fetal development the neural tube closes. Your baby’s basic features will begin to appear this week. Your baby is very sensitive at this point of the pregnancy. This is why you need to be very careful.  During fetal development week 7, your baby’s head develops. Also, its facial features are developing rapidly at this stage. The arm buds that formed in week 6 will now develop further and take the form of paddles. Your baby’s heart continues to develop and now beats regularly. By the end of week 7, your baby may become as big as the top of a pencil eraser.

Week 8

In fetal development week 8, your baby’s eyes will become visible. The shell-shaped parts of her ears are developing as well. Your baby’s upper lip and nose have also formed while her trunk is beginning to straighten. The lungs begin to form this week as well.

Week 9

The fetal development week 9 is the time when your baby’s arms grow and her bones develop. Also, during this week her toes form while her ears and eyelids continue developing. Nipples and hair follicles also form. By the end of week 9, your baby may become 3/4 inch long. Throughout pregnancy,  you will experience certain physical changes. In order to stay on top of things, visit your doctor regularly.

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