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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
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.
If you have any worries about your
pregnancy, be sure to talk to your doctor or nurse-midwife. For more
information, see the topics
Birth Defects Testing, and
Labor and Delivery.
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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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