Pregnancy Week by Week

Get a window on what’s happening in your pregnancy, week by week. From week four to week 42, your baby is experiencing a miraculous transformation from a clump of cells to a fully formed (and totally cute) newborn. Just imagine, as early as five weeks, your baby is already starting to form major organs (heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys) and systems (digestive, circulatory, nervous). By eight weeks, your raspberry-sized womb-mate is moving her arms and legs. At the beginning of your second trimester (week 14), your wee one is sucking his thumb. By week 28, the first week of the third trimester, baby (now as big as an eggplant) is prepping for breathing, developing his eyesight and packing on pounds in anticipation of life outside the womb. Each week is a new miracle. Less miraculous is how a mom-to-be may feel. Pregnancy Week-by-Week charts your baby’s development but also lets mom know what she might be feeling during each week of her pregnancy. Pregnancy week by Week includes everything mom needs to know to feel a sense of control over her pregnancy. Each week offers a complete guide to what you might feel, your must-do’s, your nice-to do’s, and answers and advice on everything pregnancy-related. Plus each week’s guide offers tips on maintaining a healthy and comfortable pregnancy from strategies on coping with pregnancy symptoms (morning sickness anyone?) to ideas for healthy eating, and pointers on talking to your OB. Let us guide you along your pregnancy, week by week.

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Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I called yesterday to schedule my first doc visit. They didn't schedule me until the middle of my 9th week. Is that okay? --carriem428

Re: I called yesterday to schedule my first doc visit. They didn't schedule me until the middle of my 9th week. Is that okay? --carriem428

The Bump Expert

We typically schedule low risk patients for their first visit at around eight or nine weeks. There are some cases when we recommend women come to the office earlier (when they have a positive pregnancy test), such as if a woman has had recurrent early pregnancy losses or if she needs to be on blood thinners for a known blood clotting disorder.


Dr. Ashley Roman

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

I went in at ten weeks in my first pregnancy. I just found out I'm pregnant and scheduled at a different office. And they had me come in at 5 weeks, and I'm not high risk. I was surprised to go in so early. But it was nice to get the final confirmation from the doc, and get the blood work and pap done. I think it just depends on the doctor and office you go to.

mamasfunnybunnies |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

Mine was at 6 weeks. We had a blood test done at 3 weeks 3 days to confirm the positive HPT positives. We however tried to conceive for a that may be why they had us come on in for the confirmation appointment that early. Some doctors done see you at all until around 8-9 weeks. Other factors are if you cant remember when your last period was, they will have you come in sooner than later. Its something you should definitely call your own doctor and ask about. Our first heartbeat and ultra sound will be at 10 weeks.

tlcsharp |

Q&A: Timing of first OB appointment?

they have you some in for a pregnancey verification so they have it in your file yes shes prego then they estimate your due date and have you do the 10 week apointment. it depends on your doctor

angeldeal09 |


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