Child Development: Your Baby's First Mounth

Your baby’s development is just amazing. A lot can happen in matter of weeks. The first few weeks of life are the most crucial period for your baby. Let us look at your child’s development in the first four weeks of his or her life.

Ovulation

Ovulation is the perfect time for you to get pregnant. The egg now only needs to be fertilized.

Conception

This is when the egg is fertilized by the sperm, and voila! You’re pregnant.

Your baby’s gender

Your baby’s gender is automatically set the moment the egg was fertilized. The egg carries either an "X" or a "Y" chromosome. Though your baby already has a gender, you won’t be able to tell yet if it’s a girl or a boy. You’re going to have to wait until somewhere around the seventh month.

Implantation

At this point, you, the mom to be may experience spotting or implantation bleeding. This can happen around 10-14 days after conception. You may mistake the spotting as the start of your period. However, you will notice the bleeding is extremely light and lasts only a day or so.

Neural tubes start to form

The neural tubes will later develop into the nervous system – the brain, the spinal cord, hair and skin. At this point, the foundation begins for your baby’s thought, senses, feeling, etc.

Heart and primitive circulatory system begin to form

With the first month of your baby’s life, a primitive circulatory system starts form rapidly. This primitive circulatory system is the life support that will carry your baby for his/her entire life.

 
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