Prenatal Stages

Even though you may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, it can be a wonderful and miraculous experience. Take a look at how your baby will become a little guy or gal in just 9 months.

Also, try our due date calculator to estimate the day he or she will be making an appearance.

07weeks

7 Weeks
7 weeks pregnant | At seven weeks, the fetus has visible facial features including a mouth and tongue. The eyes have a retina and lens and the major muscle system is developed, and the unborn child practices moving. The child has its own blood type, distinct from the mother’s. Blood cells are produced by the liver now instead of the yolk sac. Call us if you need to talk about an unexpected pregnancy in Edmonton.


08weeks

8 Weeks
8 weeks pregnant |  At eight weeks, the unborn child, called a fetus, is about half an inch long. This tiny person is protected by an amniotic sac, which is filled with fluid. Inside, the child swims and moves gracefully. The arms and legs have lengthened and fingers can be seen. The toes will develop in the next few days. Call us if you need to talk about an unexpected pregnancy in Edmonton.


10weeks

10 Weeks
10 weeks pregnant | We can help. At ten weeks, the heart is almost completely developed and very much resembles that of a newborn baby. An opening at the atrium of the heart and presence of a bypass valve divert much of the blood away from the lungs, as the child’s blood is oxygenated through the placenta. 20 tiny baby teeth are forming in the gums. If you’re considering an abortion and need to talk, give us a call.


15weeks

14-16 Weeks
15 weeks pregnant |  Muscles lengthen and become organized. The mother will soon start feeling the first flutters of the unborn child kicking and moving within.The fetus develops an adult’s taste buds and may be able to savor the mother’s meals.By the end of this period, the fetus is five and a half inches tall and only six ounces in weight. Eyebrows, eyelashes and fine hair are beginning to appear. The child can grasp with his hands, kick and even somersault. Call us if you need to talk about an unexpected pregnancy in Edmonton.


18weeks

18 Weeks
18 weeks pregnant |  At 18 weeks’ gestation (or 16 weeks since conception), the fetus can now hear. Call us if you need to talk about an unexpected pregnancy in Edmonton.


20weeks

20 Weeks
20 weeks pregnant |  The child can hear and recognize his/her mother’s voice. Though still small and fragile, the baby is growing rapidly and could possibly survive if born at this stage. Fingernails and fingerprints appear. Sex organs are visible. Using an ultrasound device, the doctor can tell if the child is a girl or a boy. Call us if you need to talk about an unexpected pregnancy in Edmonton.


24weeks

24 Weeks
24 weeks pregnant |  Seen here at six months, the unborn child is covered with a fine, downy hair called lanugo. Its tender skin is protected by a waxy substance called vernix; some of this substance may be on the child’s skin at birth, at which time it will be quickly absorbed. The child practices breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid into developing lungs. Call us if you need to talk about an unplanned pregnancy in Edmonton.


32weeks

32 Weeks
32 weeks pregnant |  For several months, the umbilical cord has been the baby’s lifeline to the mother. Nourishment is transferred from the mother’s blood through the placenta and into the umbilical cord to the fetus. At this stage, the child sleeps 90 to 95% of the day and sometimes experiences REM sleep, which is an indication of dreaming. Call us if you need to talk about an unexpected pregnancy in Edmonton.


39weeks

38-40 Weeks
39 weeks pregnant |  At 38 to 40 weeks, the baby is approximately 7.5 lbs and is ready for life outside its mother’s womb. At birth, the placenta will detach from the side of the uterus and the umbilical cord will cease working as the child takes his first breaths of air. The child’s breathing will trigger changes in the structure of the heart and bypass arteries, which will force all blood to now travel through the lungs. Call us if you need to talk about an unexpected pregnancy in Edmonton.