The development of a baby is quite an intricate journey. From the moment that the egg and sperm meet, a baby is beginning the development process. This early part of development lays the ground work ...
Upside: Very good overview of different potential concerns at different times in early pregnancy with guidelines on what to expect
MayoClinic.com Fetal development begins before you even know you're pregnant. Here's a calendar of events.
Upside: Superb summary of fetal development by week
Downside: Links to 2nd and 3rd trimester at bottom of page
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Upside: Very good description of baby development by week for first trimester
Week 4*: Poppyseed Week 5: Appleseed Week 6: Sweet Pea
Upside: Cute pictures and information on baby development by week with user postings
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When sperm is deposited in the vagina, it travels through the cervix and into the Fallopian tubes. Conception usually takes place in the Fallopian tube. A single sperm penetrates the mother's egg ...
Upside: Very good description of fetal development by month
Downside: No pictures; limited additional related links
As your pregnancy progresses, your baby will begin to seem more real. You may hear the heartbeat at your prenatal appointments, and your growing abdomen may force your favorite jeans to the back of ...
Upside: Good overview of baby development during the second trimester
Downside: No pictures; lots of scrolling clicking to see all the information
There simply is not another word worthy to describe the development of your baby! Just think, within approximately a 40 week period, your little one will have transformed from a single cell to a ...
Upside: Week by week description and pictures of fetal development
Downside: Several weeks on a single page - lots of scrolling
levels were rising, but not doubling. Ultrasounds showing growth, but slow. Now they found the heartbeat but it's only 80 bpm. Any hope for me? Hi Ingrid, I am in a similiar situation. I'm 27 and 7 ...
Upside: Community answers to user question on having a low fetal heart rate
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Day 1: Sperm joins with egg to form one cell — no bigger than a grain of sugar. The new life has 46 chromosomes — 23 from each parent. The complete genetic blueprint is there — the child’s gender, ...
Upside: Basic information on baby development
Downside: Limited depth of 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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