This is what’s happening? Know the facts.
When fertilization occurs, the baby’s features, including sex, hair and eye color, have already been determined.
7 weeks after fertilization
At this age, the baby’s heart has been beating for one month.
14 weeks after fertilization
At this age, the baby reacts to loud noises.
20 weeks after fertilization
At this age, the baby’s eyelashes can be seen.
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes. Some common symptoms of early pregnancy include a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness, frequent urination, tiredness, and mood swings. The Crisis Pregnancy Centers of the Wabash valley can discuss symptoms with you.
Most pregnancy tests are very reliable. However, to confirm that you are pregnant, a visit to an appropriate health care provider will be necessary. Our center provides this service for free. Your doctor may request an ultrasound exam to confirm the status of your pregnancy. This information is important whether you are considering abortion or continuing your pregnancy.
- Cervix: The bottom opening to the uterus which stretches during labor or abortion.
- Conception: (also known as fertilization): Joining of a male sperm and the female egg to form a human being at its earliest stage.
- Embryo: Human life in the earliest weeks of development when all the organs are formed.
- Fetus: A developing unborn baby with an observable human structure.
- Full Term Pregnancy: The stage at about 40 weeks when the unborn baby is ready for birth.
- Last Menstrual Period (LMP): The date when a woman started her last menstrual period before conception. This is the point in time from which the pregnancy and the age of the unborn baby are measured.
- Trimester: An interval of three months used to measure three successive stages of pregnancy; first trimester, second trimester, and third trimester.
- Uterus: Female organ where the unborn baby develops during pregnancy.