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  • Week 30 for Parents

    Your baby continues to gain weight and layers of fat that will provide warmth after birth.

  • Calendar - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    A weekly guide to changes in your baby, and you!

  • Week 14 for Parents

    Some fine hairs, called lanugo, have developed on your baby's face. This soft colorless hair protects the skin and will eventually cover most of your baby's body until it is shed just before delivery.

  • Week 12 for Parents

    Tiny fingernails and toenails start to form this week, which is the last of your first trimester.

  • Week 3 for Parents

    During this week, the rapidly dividing fertilized egg will implant itself in the uterus, at the site that eventually will become the placenta.

  • Week 21 for Parents

    Your baby's intestines are developed enough that small amounts of sugars are absorbed from the fluid your baby swallows and passed through the digestive system to the large bowel.

  • Week 29 for Parents

    Your active baby's first few flutters of movement have given way to hard jabs and kicks that may take your breath away.

  • Week 2 for Parents

    Week 2 is the midpoint of a typical menstrual cycle, when ovulation occurs and conditions are most favorable for fertilization of an egg by sperm.

  • Week 1 for Parents

    Week 1 is actually your menstrual period, but because your due date is calculated from the first day of your last period, it counts as part of your 40-week pregnancy.

  • Week 6 for Parents

    Your baby's heart will begin to beat around this time, and the beginnings of the digestive and respiratory systems are forming, as are small buds that will grow into arms and legs.