Your Pregnancy Guide

A Guide to each week of your pregnancy, with details on your baby's growth, your body and symptoms to look out for. Written by Dr Donald Gibb and Midwives at The Birth Company, London

Trimester Chart
A Guide to each week of your pregnancy, with details on your baby’s growth, your body and symptoms to look out for.
  • 4

    Your baby is no longer a zygote or a single cell. The cells have multiplied rapidly and now the embryo is taking shape.

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  • 9

    From week 9 you can have Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening, to assess your risk of Down's Syndrome and other conditions.

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  • 13

    This week marks the end of the first trimester, and the risk of miscarrage reduces dramatically.

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1st Trimester

 

 

 
  • 14

    Your baby now measures around 8cm, from crown to rump and weighs around 40g.

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  • 22

    Your growing baby now measures 28cm from crown to heel and weighs approximately 350g.

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  • 28

    Your growing baby now measures 38cm from crown to heel and weighs approximately 1kg.

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2nd Trimester

 

 

 
  • 29

    Your growing baby now measures 39cm from crown to heel and weighs approximately 1.1kg.

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  • 36

    Your growing baby now measures up to 47.5cm from crown to heel and weighs approximately 2.7kg.

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  • 40

    Your baby is now considered full term and will not normally gain much weight at this point.

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3rd Trimester

 

 

 

 

Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fourth there is still a lot to discover. Pregnancy is usually a delightful period of a woman’s life but it’s not without its drawbacks and worry.

Using our 14 years of experience in the prenatal industry, we’ve brought together a detailed guide so you can follow your pregnancy week by week.

We understand that you have concerns and often need reassurance that your pregnancy is going to plan. We also understand your desire to meet your new baby, even when they are still inside your tummy.

That’s why we’ve broken down our pregnancy week by week guide into easy to digest sections, these sections include:

Your Baby

We’ve brought you information about how your baby is growing in your womb along with letting you into the secrets of their development. With our guide you’ll know when your baby develops fingers and toes along with certain aspects of their unique personality.

Your Body and Symptoms

Your body undergoes huge change in pregnancy and if this is your first child you may find the changes a little strange. Many women often worry that they are displaying symptoms that may not be normal too. This section aims to answer general questions about how your body changes week to week, what’s normal and how to adapt to cope with your growing frame.

We also let you know about common symptoms you may be experiencing. Remedies to help with different stages of pregnancy symptoms, such as morning sickness and backache, and ideas on how to stay healthy during your pregnancy.

Symptoms to Watch Out For

Unfortunately not every pregnancy runs smoothly and when you display symptoms such as bleeding during pregnancy you can become very stressed and anxious. Our section lets you know of symptoms you should watch out for and when you should call your Doctor for help.

Your Care on the NHS

The NHS have a fairly similar care strategy for all pregnant women, unless complications arise, in which case the strategy changes. We let you know of the care you should be receiving week by week from your NHS provider, your midwife and your GP.

Other Care Available

Sometimes NHS care isn’t enough. Many women like to book extra scans to see their growing baby or receive additional support and help. We let you know of private care options available either as a one off service or throughout your whole pregnancy.

 

Scans and Packages

Longer Appointments - Time to discuss choices with our expert staff

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THE BIRTH COMPANY - LONDON

137 Harley Street, London W1G 6BF
Nearest Underground Tube Stations

Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Great Portland Street

THE BIRTH COMPANY - CHESHIRE

Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7HR
Nearest Overground Train Station

Alderley Edge