Posts Tagged ‘how your baby grows’

My 9 Months free pregnancy app

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012









After a long and complicated gestation, the new My 9 Months iPad app has arrived in the App Store!  Enhanced with interactivity, video and new content, this free app brings the award-winning magazine to the digital world.  Get the information you need quickly, in one place and on the go.  Watch videos on how your baby grows month by month, read healthy pregnancy information and find ideas to plan for you baby.  

If you have an iPad, please take a moment to download the app to see for yourself.

How your baby grows – month 1

Monday, August 29th, 2011

pregnant-coupleEvery Monday for the next nine weeks, I’ll be writing about the fascinating changes that occur within a developing baby and the changes a woman experiences during her pregnancy. Here’s what goes on in your first month.

Your baby:

By the end of the first month, your baby is about ¼ inch long. Tiny limb buds appear that will grow into your baby’s arms and legs. Your baby’s heart and lungs begin to form. By the 22nd day, the heart starts to beat. Your baby’s neural tube begins to form and will become the brain and spinal cord.

Your body:

Your body is making lots of hormones that help your baby grow. But hormones can make you feel moody and cranky. Your breasts may get bigger and may hurt and tingle. You may feel sick to your stomach. This is called morning sickness, even though it can happen at any time of day or night. (Try eating some crackers and smaller meals.) You may crave some foods or hate foods you usually like. You may feel very tired. It’s important to rest whenever you can.

Video of the Week

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Dr. Siobhan Dolan discusses how your baby grows and how your body changes during the first month of pregnancy.