Category: Pregnancy

The Length of Pregnancy

The average length of pregnancy is 280 days. This is about 9 calendar months or 10 lunar months. A lunar month is the time it takes to go from full moon to full moon—28...

The Placenta and How It Develops

By the time the developing being is 2 weeks old, the placenta, or afterbirth, has begun to develop. The villi, embedded in the lining of the uterus, are forming primitive blood vessels, which tap...

Fetal Emotions—Awareness & Reaction

We now know that even while all of this physical development is taking place, the unborn child is becoming an aware, reacting human being. At as early as 8 weeks, he can express his...

Fetal Development—The Way It Goes

The terms used to date a pregnancy can be confusing. Once the pregnancy is confirmed, your caregiver will estimate your due date by counting from the first day of your last menstrual period. Since...