Upside: Nice graphics and some additional information
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When to expect your baby's first fetal movements. Most women feel the first movements of their baby between week 13-25. Some moms can feel their babies move as early as 13-16 weeks from the start of ...
Upside: Very good overview of quickening and what to expect
Downside: Limited links for additional depth
* When will I feel my baby's first movements? * What is my baby doing in there? * From 20 to 24 weeks * From 24 to 28 weeks * At 29 weeks * At 32 weeks * From around 36 weeks * From 36 to 40 weeks * ...
Upside: Detailed article on fetal movements at different weeks
From early on in pregnancy, babies grow at different rates, so these numbers are merely averages. Your baby's actual length and weight may vary substantially. Don't worry too much if an ultrasound ...
Upside: Detailed chart of fetal length and weights
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MayoClinic.com Fetal development progresses rapidly in the second trimester. Check out the weekly changes.
Upside: Superb summary of fetal development by week
Downside: Links to 1st and 3rd trimester at bottom of page
After the first trimester of pregnancy a multiparameter assessment of gestational age is advocated. This should include at least two fetal measurements (usually biparietal diameter (BPD) and femur ...
Upside: Excellent charts for various fetal measurements
Downside: Scroll down to see all the charts
A fetus (or foetus or fœtus) is a developing mammal or other viviparous vertebrate, after the embryonic stage and before birth. The plural is fetuses, or sometimes feti.
Upside: Excellent user-compiled detail on fetal development from conception to birth including specific development information
Although the fetal heart begins beating as early as the 5th week after the LMP, your ability to detect it will be limited by your equipment.
Upside: Information on fetal heartbeats including normal rates
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What is fetal movement counting? Fetal movement counting, often called kick counting, is a way a mother can help monitor the movements of her unborn baby by counting the number of kicks in a certain ...
Upside: Very good explanation of fetal kick counting during pregnancy
When will I be able to hear my baby's heartbeat? From the date of the last menstrual period, the fetal heart will begin to beat on the 22nd day of development. This means that by the 5th week of ...
Upside: Detailed explanation with community comments on listening to your baby's fetal heart rate
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