Every 28 days an ovum is released by one ovary.
Sperm is capable of fertilizing an ovum for 48-72 hours.
Sperm fertilizing the ovum is called conception.
10/9/19 - 11/9/19
Size of pin head.
Egg attaches to lining of uterus.
Brain and spinal cord development.
Internal organs start to form.
Heart begins to beat.
10/9/19 - 12/9/19
1/4 inches at the start of the month.
Face, eyes, ears, and limbs take shape.
Bones begin to form.
10/9/19 - 1/9/20
1 inch as month begins.
Nostrils, mouth, lips, and eyelids form.
Fingers and toes are almost complete.
All organs present.
10/9/19 - 2/9/20
3 inches and weighs one ounce as month begins.
Can suck it's thumb, swallow, hiccup, and move around.
Facial features become clearer.
10/9/19 - 3/9/20
6 1/2-7 inches long, weighs 4-5 ounces.
Hair eyelashes, and eyebrows appear.
Organs are maturing.
Becomes more active.
10/9/19 - 4/9/20
8-10 inches, weighs 2 1/2-3 ounces as month begins.
Fat deposits under skin.
Breathing movements begin.
10/9/19 - 5/9/20
10-12 inches, 1 1/2-2 pounds as month begins.
Periods of activity and rest periods.
10/9/19 - 6/9/20
14-16 inches, weighs 2 1/2-3 pounds.
Rapid weight gain.
Reflex jerking reaction to loud noises.
Moves into head down position.
10/9/19 - 7/9/20
17-18 inches, 5-6 pounds as month begins.
Weight gain continues.
Movements decrease because of less room to move.
Acquires disease fighting antibodies from mother's blood.
Descends into pelvis, ready for birth.