Your Baby's Development
Your baby's brain continues to develop, and tiny fingernails and toenails start
Vocal cords are formed this week, the last week of your first trimester.
Your baby's kidneys are functioning! After swallowing amniotic fluid, your baby
will now be able to pass it out of the body as urine (pee). And the intestines will
make their way into the abdomen because there is room for them now.
Has anyone told you that you have that "pregnancy glow"? It's not
just from the joy you may feel because you're having a baby — there's a physical
reason for smoother, more radiant skin during pregnancy. Increased blood volume and
pregnancy hormones work together to give you that glow. The greater blood volume brings
more blood to the blood vessels and the hormones increase oil gland secretion, making
skin look flushed, plumper, and smoother. Sometimes, though, the increased oil gland
secretion can cause temporary acne.
PREGNANCY CALENDAR: A week-by-week
- Trimester 1
- Trimester 2
- Trimester 3