Your pregnancy, month by month
- Your baby
Your baby now looks like a small seahorse that is coiled around its spinal column. Your baby will gradually grow and straighten.
On the 22nd day of pregnancy, your baby’s circulatory system is already functional. By the end of the 4th week, the foundations of the nervous system and spinal cord are in place. Both hemispheres of your baby’s brain have also formed. The placenta continues to develop, ensuring the transfer of essential nutrients for your baby’s growth.
The eyes, ears and mouth slowly start to appear. Your baby’s eyelids also appear, as well as the rough outline of his nose. His arms and legs begin to grow, even though they are not yet clearly distinguishable. His skin is very delicate. His head remains pitched forward toward the chest.
Your baby’s first internal organs also build up gradually: the digestive and respiratory tracts begin to develop, and the sexual organs appear. The exterior sexual organs, however, are not yet formed; the sex of your baby will not be visible until the 16th week.
Eight weeks after conception, your little one measures approximately 3 cm or one-eighth of an inch and weighs about 3 gram - the equivalent of a tenth of an ounce. He slowly loses his seahorse appearance and begins to straighten. His head begins to take shape.
In the 6th week of pregnancy, your uterus is the size of a tangerine. Changes to your body are becoming more and more noticeable. You begin to suffer from the minor discomforts of pregnancy such as fatigue, nausea, heavy legs, and upset stomach. To soothe your tired legs, you can apply a special product in a massaging motion, moving from the ankles up to the knees. Take advantage of these moments of self-care to relax!