Pregnancy week by week calculator – part 1
For the first four months of pregnancy, this phase is crucial as the woman must see to it that her body is healthy enough to achieve the neonate’s optimal development. The succeeding paragraphs will tackle the systematic process of pregnancy, from its cellular formation up to its complete human form. The miracle of life, comprehensively explained, using the timeline in weeks as guide to help us verify the response to the questions like: “am I pregnant and how weeks old is it?”, “what will be the alteration that will happen in my body as a I undergo my pregnancy terms?” and so the like.
1st – 4th Week
What are the changes to the Mother? Pregnancy is presumed when the woman suspects that she miss her usual menstrual period, therefore consults the specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology to confirm the possibilities that she is pregnant. Using “pregnancy strips” where the woman will collect her urine sample and place it in the “strips”, this will give the positive evidence that the woman is indeed pregnant. If pregnancy is confirmed, the woman will be asked when she had her last menstrual period. This is where cellular changes happen, a process much more known as the Fertilization phase, hence the beginning of pregnancy. Fertilization involves the conjugation of the woman’s egg cell and a male’s sperm cell inside the fallopian tube (part of the woman’s reproductive tract that serves as the network between the ovaries and the uterus); the prior procedure is the copulation stage when the male will deposit his sperm cells into the woman’s reproductive tract.
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What happens to the Baby? When the conjugation is complete, the “new cell” form will undergo rapid cellular differentiation and division, otherwise known as the Miotic phases. Then the cell will travel from the Fallopian tube to the uterus so that it will implant itself and grow into a fetus. From a rapid division of 150 cells, the baby will grow approximately until 0.04” in length. The layers of these primitive cells will be divided into three layers: the outer layer will become the neural system, epidermal skin as well as the hair. The central layer will form the skeletal, circulatory, reproductive, muscular and renal systems. The internal layer will shape the system for digestion and respiration.
5th – 8th Week
Changes to the mother? As days pass, the woman will observe that she undergoes different physical changes, which may be an indication of a growing awareness towards her pregnancy. These signs may include unusual nausea and vomiting (hence, known as “morning sickness”), tenderness and enlargement of the breasts, changes in the areola, gaining weight (the baby gains weight as it grows progressively) and the uterus is enlarging in response to the baby’s growth, causing lower back pains and leg enlargements (otherwise known as leg edema).
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What happens to the Baby? From about 0.014 inches to 0.04 inches, the baby has now grown to 0.56 to 0.8 inches long. The placenta and the amniotic sac (these organs help the baby to thrive inside the woman’s uterus or the “womb”) are develop and functioning. Vital organs such as the heart, the brain, spinal cord and the muscles take shape at this time. The nervous system and the digestive system are the first fully functioning systems in a baby’s body during this stage of development. Fetal heartbeat is possible and is audible with the aid of a Doppler ultrasound. Through the umbilical cord connected to the placenta, the baby will now received its nutrition from the mother, and will be dependent for the next coming weeks till its full term. Facial features like the eyes and nares develop during these weeks.