Your Baby's Development
The final touches are being placed on your baby masterpiece.
Eyelashes, eyebrows, and the hair on your baby's head are evident. The
lanugo hair that has covered your baby since the beginning of the second trimester
is falling off, although some may remain on the shoulders and back at birth.
At about 4 pounds (1,800 grams) and 11.4 inches (29 cm) from crown to rump, your
baby would have an excellent chance of survival outside the womb if you delivered
During your prenatal visits, your health care provider will monitor your
blood pressure, urine, and any swelling that may develop. But symptoms such as sudden
weight gain, swelling in the hands or face, headaches, or changes in vision can be
signs of preeclampsia.
This condition causes high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Tell your health
care provider right away if you have any of these symptoms.
PREGNANCY CALENDAR: A week-by-week
- Trimester 1
- Trimester 2
- Trimester 3