Pregnancy Week by Week

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This free online pregnancy resource details day by day help and information about Pregnancy week by week. Looking for pregnancy info? Not surprisingly, a pregnant woman has lots of pregnancy questions. Many pregnancy answers to your questions can be found in the Pregnancy week by week guide which can be accessed via the links below. Some of your questions regarding motherhood maternity issues will be answered on this pregnancy week by week guide

 
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Week by Week Pregnancy Week by Week
Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks after conception, approximately 40 weeks from the last normal menstrual period. We therefore start our Pregnancy Week by Week section on the last day of your menstrual cycle. Based on a regular 28-day period the normal term for delivery, the due date is generally 40 weeks. Please click one of the following links for our Pregnancy Week by Week and discover how your body is adapting and how your baby is growing and developing during your pregnancy on a day by day basis:

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Day by Day and Week by Week Guide - Pregnancy Week by Week
Our Day by Day and Week by Week Stages can be used as a guide to help you understand the changes in your body and to your baby. There are facts, information and helpful tips about pregnancy during each of the trimesters. Every pregnancy is divided into three time periods, or trimesters, which are each about three months in duration - the first, second, and third trimesters. We have also detailed the average growth of a baby - its length and its weight during each week of your pregnancy.

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Helpful Definitions - Pregnancy Glossary of Terms
The following definitions provide a useful glossary of terms which will help during pregnancy and enlighten you on unfamiliar terms associated with motherhood maternity. An explanation of those words commonly encountered during pregnancy are detailed in the following Pregnancy Glossary of Terms:

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  • Braxton Hicks contractions

 

Pregnancy Glossary of Terms
Afterbirth definition
The placenta and fetal membranes that are released from the uterus after birth.
Amniotic fluid definition
The fluid bathing the fetus and serving as a shock absorber - "before a woman gives birth her waters break"
Baby Blues definition
A generally temporary and tearful sadness that a new mother may feel soon after her baby is born
Blood pressure definition
The elevation of blood pressure is called "hypertension".
Braxton-Hicks Contractions - definition
Also known as false labor. Short, painful, infrequent contractions that sometimes occur from 28 weeks onwards, and may strike several times a day.
Breech definition
The baby is bottom down or feet first rather than head down in the uterus
C-section definition
Short for Caesarean section in which a baby is surgically removed from the uterus.
Dilating pregnancy definition
The widening and opening of the cervix caused by contractions.
Pregnancy Due date definition
The estimated calendar date when a baby will be born, the date the baby is due to be born. It is also called the estimated date of confinement (EDC).
Embryo definition
Up until the 8th week of pregnancy, the developing baby is called an embryo.
Fallopian Tubes
A pair of tubes attached on each side of the uterus where sperm and egg meet in normal conception
Fetus definition
The name given to the baby in the womb from eight weeks into pregnancy until birth
Forceps Delivery
Assisted childbirth by means of an instrument designed to grasp the baby's head.
Induction Of Labor (IOL)
The procedure of starting labor off, usually by inserting prostaglandin into your vagina or by breaking your waters
Labor definition
The process of delivery of the baby through the cervix dilating (opening up) and contractions of the uterus
Morning sickness definition
Early morning nausea and vomiting - a common symptom experienced during pregnancy
Oedema definition
Swelling of classically the fingers, legs, toes and face
Placenta definition
A temporary organ joining the mother and fetus during pregnancy. The placenta transfers oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus, and permits the release of carbon dioxide and waste products from the fetus.
Premature birth definition
A birth that takes place before 37 weeks of gestation have passed.
Prolonged labor definition
A drawn out labor lasting more than eighteen to twenty-four hours.
Quickening definition
Signs of life and movement felt by the mother as a result of movements by the baby, usually appearing 16–20 weeks of pregnancy
Toxemia definition
A condition in the last third trimester of a pregnancy, also known as pre-eclampsia  characterized by a sharp rise in blood pressure), albuminuria (leakage of large amounts of the protein albumin into the urine) and oedema (swelling) of the hands, feet, and face.
Trimester definition
Each pregnancy term of a pregnant woman is divided into three time periods, or trimesters, that are each about three months in duration - the first, second, and third trimesters
Ultrasound definition
High-frequency sound waves often used to examine a fetus during pregnancy
Zygote definition
After a female egg is fertilized, the bundle of fertilized cells that make up the embryo before it attaches to the wall of the womb is known as a zygote
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Pregnancy Week by Week
The contents of this pregnancy week by week section provides facts, definitions and helpful information for pregnant women. The start, the various signs and symptoms and development phases.

  • Early stages of pregnancy
  • Development phases of pregnancy
  • Fetal development during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Week by week changes
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  • Daily and Weekly Pregnancy Stages

The Pregnancy Week by Week section is for educational purposes
Discover how your body is adapting and how your baby is growing and developing via the information found on this pregnancy week by week section. Every pregnancy is different and the above information about the day by day changes experienced by women is therefore generalised to act as a guideline for educational purposes only. For specific maternity, medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment please consult your doctor.

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