Your Pregnancy & Newborn Baby

By James Brann, M.D.
Read his latest kindle book "Pregnancy Concerns".

Updated 10/03/2014

Pregnancy A to Z

Learn about your pregnancy from A to Z.

Pregnancy can be a joyful—but stressful—time. Look no further for everything you need to know about your changing body, your growing baby, and even what to expect during labor. By the time you’ve read all about pregnancy explained A to Z, you’ll be a pregnancy pro!

Pregnancy Week by Week

Learn about each week of pregnancy from your symptoms to baby's development.

Every week brings new growth and new surprises during pregnancy. Find out what your baby looks like and what symptoms you can expect from the first day you find out to the last day of your pregnancy. Learn about your baby’s size, and share your weekly progress with friends and family! The pregnancy health section for each week will answer all your medical questions.

Newborn Baby

Watching your baby develop and grow is one of the most exciting aspects of being a new parent. It’s always thrilling to see the first roll over, the first real words, your baby’s first steps. When you’re a new parent, you’ll want to learn what you can about baby development and what to expect.

First Trimester:
Pregnancy Weeks 1-14

Learn about the first trimester of pregnancy which is weeks 1 to 14.

The first few weeks of pregnancy is a time of extraordinary development for both mom and baby. Your baby’s major organs are formed during this time period. Your baby will grow faster than at any other time during your pregnancy. In this section a week by week presentation of the most common changes you and your baby will have are explained. Also, each week will include a special section about your pregnancy health and recommended advice on how to cope.

Second Trimester:
Pregnancy Weeks 15 to 28

Learn about the second trimester of pregnancy which is weeks 15 to 28.

Welcome to your second trimester of pregnancy. You are most likely feeling much better now than the first trimester. Your baby is growing quickly, the organs are beginning to function, eyebrows are forming, the skin is covered with vernix, the genitals are develop and fine hair is covering the body. This is the trimester that you will feel your baby move and predict the baby’s gender.

During this time your body starts to change shape and you will experience new changes and discomforts. We will discuss the most common expected changes and give advice.

Third Trimester:
Pregnancy Weeks 29-40

Learn about the third trimester of pregnancy which is weeks 29 to 40.

In the third trimester of pregnancy both you and your baby continue to grow. You may put on another 10 pounds before delivery. If your baby is born early in the third trimester it could survive in the outside world. Keep in mind, though, that a full-term baby is between week 37 and 42. Did you know that term pregnancy is now divided into early term (37 to 38 weeks-6days), full term (39 weeks to 40 weeks-6 days) and late term (41 weeks to 41 weeks-6 days)?

Do you think you are going into labor? Learn the signs of false versus true labor during the third trimester.

Let of help you figure out your pregnancy due date with our due date calculator.

Due Date Calculator

Using our due date calculator you can estimate your pregnancy due date.

Learn how to predict your ovulation with our ovulation predictor calculator

Ovulation Calculator

Use the ovulation calculator to find out when you're likely to ovulate & increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Ask are Ob/Gyn about your pregnancy questions and concerns.

Ask the Doc

Do you have questions about pregnancy? Submit a QUESTION, and our Ob/Gyn, James Brann, MD, will ANSWER them!

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Learn about your baby with the help of are newborn baby featured articles section.

Newborn Baby Featured Article

Learn about newborn baby care immediately after delivery, the first 4 to 6 hours of life and continued evaluation performed in the first 48 hours after birth.

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Pregnancy A to Z Explained

To increase your chance of carrying a healthy baby to term, remember to get extra rest, eat healthier foods, and read about pregnancy.