Stages Of Pregnancy
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Your baby is between 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 5 grams. By the end of this week, the embryonic period is over and the fetal period begins.

Your baby looks less like a tad-pole and more human. Everything to be found in a fully grown human being is already in place. The beginnings of the external genitalia appear this week. Bones of the skeleton are rapidly forming and the eyelids have grown, but are fused shut until about week 24.

Changes in You:

Since you have been pregnant, this may be the first time that you are really thinking about looking at maternity clothes. You are starting to show a little "pooch" towards the end of this week; but your changes are much more gradual, than your baby's and you may be able to put off those maternity clothes for a little while longer.

Now that your pregnancy has entered a more stable phase, with less dramatic shifts in hormone levels, you might notice that your nausea is gradually subsiding; or will most likely within the next 4 weeks.

You may start to notice your veins more, particularly in your tummy, breasts and legs, as a result of your increased blood volume.