What happens during a pregnancy? Learn more about pregnancy and the stages of fetal development below.

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1st Trimester

Weeks 1-6

  • Conception
  • Baby attaches to the uterus
  • Nerves, brain & spinal cord develop
  • Baby’s heart begins to beat
  • Eyes, arms, legs, lungs & stomach form

Weeks 7-10

  • Hands & feet are forming
  • Upper lip, teeth, fingers & ears form
  • Toes & genitals are forming
  • Baby has permanent fingerprints

Weeks 11-14

  • Baby starts to produce urine
  • Fingernails are forming
  • Baby flexes and kicks
  • Hormones gear up

About Pregnancy – 2nd Trimester

Weeks 15-18

  • Skin begins to form
  • Facial expressions are possible
  • Fat accumulates
  • Baby begins to hear

Weeks 19-22

  • Lanugo covers baby’s skin
  • The halfway point
  • Noruishment evolves
  • Taste buds develop

Weeks 23-26

  • Lungs prepare for life outside of womb
  • Sense of balance develops
  • Exploration continues
  • Eyes remain closed

About Pregnancy – 3rd Trimester

Weeks 27-30

  • Second trimester ends
  • Baby’s eyes open
  • Movement is more forecful
  • Baby packs on pounds

Weeks 31-40

  • Downy hair falls off
  • Baby detects light
  • Baby can suck
  • Organ function continues to improve
  • Placenta provides antibodies