Fetal development: Week 18|
By ThinkBaby on 29/05/2005 in 0-41 weeks
Your baby is now over 14 centimetres from crown to rump and weighs 140-160 grammes. She already has the protective covering of lanugo on her delicate skin and now begins to produce vernix, a white waxy covering, to coat her skin and keep
Lucy Lloyd's pregnancy diary - Month 8|
By Lucy Lloyd on 28/03/2003 in Your pregnancy
Weeks 28-32: Beset by heartburn and singing...
womb. I can’t seem to eat a lot in one go – it has to be little and often, especially with the wretched heartburn kicking in. I am starting to feel some movements but not many at all. I must have an incredibly lazy bairn. She is also covered with vernix
By lil_miss_baby1234 on 07/02/2010 in forum
over due when she finally arrived, she had no vernix on her skin and was not wrinkled at all so the MW who delivered sadi she thought my instincts were right, my friend had the same issue with her baby. hope everything else goes brilliantly and you get
Fetal development: Week 21|
By ThinkBaby on 27/05/2005 in 0-41 weeks
A strengthening heartbeat
and rest one hand on your abdomen. Your partner may be able to hear the heartbeat if he places his ear on your tummy.By now her skin become more opaque and is well covered with vernix. She’s beginning to prepare her immune system by forming white blood
New baby: what newborns really look like|
By Laura Lee Davies on 27/08/2010 in Your newborn - the essentials
Every new baby is genuinely a beautiful new human being, but they're also usually a little squashed and red!
's face and body may also seem flushed. This will quickly pass. However, many midwives now tend not to wash blood or the white coating on the skin (called the vernix) off your newborn immediately as this may cool the baby down too quickly. They may well
Fetal development - week 38|
By ThinkBaby on 19/05/2005 in 0-41 weeks
Congratulations! you've made it!
would be done to slow it down or stop it. Your baby will start to lose her vernix coating by now, but will probably still have a little in the folds of her skin at birth.You might notice your baby having hiccoughs in the final stages of pregnancy
The first 48 hours after birth for baby|
By Maria Muennich on 12/04/2008 in Labour & birth
How your baby adjusts to life outside the womb
will be the most beautiful baby in the world, but when he first emerges from the womb he's likely to look a little less than cherubic. His skin will be wrinkly from the amniotic fluid and probably smeared here and there with vernix, the fatty substance that has
Meet your new baby|
By Jenny Stallard on 30/08/2011 in Your baby and you
The wait is over and you’ve got a new little house guest. What happens now?
or blemished and he’ll be covered in a creamy-white vernix and smears of blood. His head will probably look slightly longer than normal due to the pressure of the birth. Don’t worry, these things will settle down soon afterwards.First checksYour midwife
Fetal Development: At a Glance|
By ThinkBaby on 15/06/2009 in 0-41 weeks
What's happening when inside that growing bump!
protective oily or waxy layer (vernix) on the skin. Most women will be offered a scan now, where you’ll be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat and see her moving around. You’ll also be able to confirm whether you’re having a boy or a girl, if you want to. It