Ok, so you are pregnant. Around the first week the eggs would have fertilized into a tiny speck, the size of a mulberry. By the end of the second week this little mulberry would have grown into, according to your doctor’s parlance, an ‘embryo’. By the end of four weeks the cells would have gone into an overdrive of multiplying and dividing. Also, the cluster of cells would have lost its round appearance and begins to take on a more elongated appearance.
While at week 5 your would detect nothing, in your sixth week a trans-vaginal scan does reveal your baby’s ‘embryonic’ heartbeat. By weeks 7 and 8 the embryo now looks human and by week 9 it is moving about. By weeks 10 and 11 the movements would have become more definite. The next few weeks are crucial in the development of limbs and by the 14th week the baby’s body is more in shape. Over the next fortnight or so its movements develops further and by the 17th week it even dreams!
Skin develops in the 18th week and ears by the 19th. By the end of 22 weeks you can feel the baby responding to external sounds and by 26 weeks it will be ‘pounding’ inside you! The baby’s head too would have developed more compared to the rest of its body and by the 30th week it will be lying head down. Around the 37th week it will have its head in the pelvic region and by the 40th week it is ready to be born. After birth, do remember to store its umbilical cord at a stem cell bank. The umbilical cord is rich in stem cells which are used in stem cell therapy and are of far-reaching benefit to mankind.Note: As a pregnant woman, you are specifically warned to seek medical advice prior to initiating any exercise program, diet, or treatment provided by Cryobanks. You should not use any information on this website for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. Cryobanks will not be liable for any complications, injuries, loss, or other medical problems arising from, or in connection with, the use of, or reliance upon any information on this website.