week 10 - Pregnancy

week 10

CVS: chorionic villus sampling

CVS or chorionic villus sampling is a diagnostic, prenatal test used to test for chromosomal abnormalities in a fetus between week 10 and week 14 of pregnancy. It is preferred to amniocentesis if you are less than 15 weeks pregnant, but need to check for abnormalities. In CVS, samples of the chorionic villi (the extensions […]

Amniotic Fluid

Amniotic fluid is the clear, yellowish fluid that surrounds your baby in the amniotic sac. It is mainly made up of water, though from about week 10 of your pregnancy your baby will pass low levels of urine into it. Throughout your pregnancy you carry about 800 mL of amniotic fluid in your womb, but […]


A fetus is the scientific term for your baby after he has completed the embryonic stage and before he is born. In other words your baby is considered a fetus between week 10 and week 40. Unlike the zygotic and embryonic stages of your baby’s development, your fetus actually looks human. Congrats mum and dad […]


Between week 3 and week 10 your baby is in the embryonic stage of his development, which means the scientific term for your baby at this time is an embryo. The development of the embryo is known as embryogenesis. The zygote which forms after fertilisation undergoes mitosis for about 5 to 7 days until it […]

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