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Fetal Development

Although every baby develops differently, the following articles concerning fetal development will give you an idea of how your baby is growing and developing throughout your pregnancy.

Dopplers, like any ultrasound exam, look in on your baby to make sure that he or she is healthy and thriving. Read the article

Due Date
Your due date is one of those highly-anticipated pieces of pregnancy information – right up there with your baby’s sex. Read the article

Fetal Development by Month
Although every baby develops differently, this guide will give you an idea of how your baby is growing and developing throughout your pregnancy. Read the article

Fetal Doppler Rental
If so, you may be unaware that FDA regulation requires you to acquire physician approval in the form of a prescription to legally rent or purchase a fetal doppler. Read the article

Fetal Monitor
An electronic fetal monitor measures the response of the baby's heartbeat to the contractions of the uterus. Read the article

Height of Fundus
Doctors and midwives use this measurement to make sure that your baby's growth is on target for your estimated due date. Read the article

My Baby - Week by Week
Track your baby's development week-by-week with this play-by-play of all the milestones and amazing growth. Read the article

My Pregnant Body - Week by Week
Find out what amazing changes your pregnant body's undergoing week-by-week and what you can expect in the weeks to come as your pregnancy progresses. Read the article

Next OB Appointment
Prepare for your next appointment with your obstetrician by learning informative and week-appropriate content about your pregnancy. Read the article

OB Visit Glossary
Having a hard time keeping all the OB lingo straight? Check out this helpful glossary of terms. Read the article

Ossification is the gradual transition of your baby's skeletal bones from a fibrous or cartilage template to hard bone. Read the article

One of the most magical and memorable moments of a woman’s pregnancy is feeling the baby move for the first time, an event referred to as quickening. Read the article

Stem Cells
Stem cells are the "mother cells" that lead to the production of all the various types of cells in the blood. Read the article

Congratulations! In this, your first trimester, your body is very busy preparing itself for the rest of your pregnancy. Read the article

Ultrasound 3D Images
3D Ultrasound Images are newer three-dimensional pictures of the fetus taken during pregnancy. Read the article

Vernix and Lunago
This creamy stuff is called vernix caseosa, Latin for "varnish" and "cheese," and acts like a waterproof barrier on your baby's skin, protecting it from the drying effects of months of submersion in amniotic fluid. Read the article

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