The child

The child

If you were to look through a microscope, you would be able to see the crown and rump of your tiny, tiny embryo. The little body is starting to form, and small bumps appear that will eventually evolve into arms and legs. You can see where the ears and eyes will be on the head.

The brain, spine and central nervous system are starting to take shape inside the embryo. At the same time, the kidneys, liver, digestive system, muscles and skeleton are starting to develop, as are the walls of the heart, blood cells and blood vessels. Even the internal reproductive organs begin to form.

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Mother

Mother

If you haven’t done a pregnancy test by now, you may be starting to suspect that you’re pregnant because you haven’t had your period. You could also be experiencing signs of pregnancy such as nausea, fatigue, a change in your sense of taste and smell, a metallic taste in your mouth and tender breasts. Some women need to pee more frequently. You may also be feeling slightly more emotional than usual and having mood swings.

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Partner

Partner

It’s possible that your partner is experiencing the first signs of pregnancy such as nausea and fatigue. Many women find the nausea is worst in the morning. To support your partner, you can give her something light to eat—a cold smoothie, perhaps, or a sandwich—as soon as she wakes up. You can also help by preparing a healthy snack for when she is on the go.

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