Your Pregnancy – Week by Week

You, like many moms, may enjoy following along with your baby’s development and your pregnancy week by week. Incredible changes happen each week, but almost all of them are unseen.

You’ll often hear “trust your body” given as advice for natural birth. That advice can be confusing when you’re not sure how to trust your body. Pregnancy is the perfect chance to grow your awareness of yourself as you bond with your baby.

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As you read through the information on what happens to your body and your baby throughout your pregnancy (week by week), also listen to your own body. How do you feel this week? What’s changing? Can you feel your baby? Talk to him or her, relax, and spend this week of pregnancy enjoying yourself and your changing body.

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Check out these pages for a week by week account of what’s going on with baby and with your body:

Many moms like to visualize and picture their baby within them, too. I’ve always personally enjoyed looking at illustrations and pictures of fetal development (though I’ll admit I imagine a fully developed little baby when I picture my own babies!). Below is our growing collection of baby development pictures – I note the age of the baby from conception, but most of us think of our babies based on pregnancy week. So I’ve noted the week of pregnancy in parenthesis.

Baby Development Pictures

Look through the pictures below to see what baby development looks like in the early weeks – please note that some of the below pictures are actual photographs of human babies.

All photographs are pictures taken by doctors after assisting families who lost their babies to miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.  Our deepest respect and sympathy to these babies and families, and we thank them for sharing their angel babies at such a challenging time.

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I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Psalms 139:14-16

Would you like more information on staying healthy during your pregnancy? Get tips for enjoying pregnancy, growing a healthy baby, and preparing for a natural birth delivered straight to your inbox. You’ll also get my “Trust Birth, Trust Baby” workshop and printable checklists for your pregnancy! Click here to get your goodies, printables, and baby tips now :D

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Photo by Ariane Hunter