Welcome to Me and My Child

Welcome to Me and My Child where you’ll find lots of information on the wonderful journey of parenthood, from pregnancy, to birth and your child’s early development. Every child’s development is different, so be sure to consult with your health care professional if you have any concerns.

You’ll also find plenty of information about what you can feed your child.

When it comes to babies, Breastfeeding is best, and provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness. During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. Infant formula is intended to replace breast-milk when mothers do not breastfeed. A decision not to breast-feed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, could reduce the supply of breast-milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use, such as the use of unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, such as the preparation requirements and the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.

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Weeks 9-13

9 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby’s facial features take shape.

By now, your baby’s heart is beating inside you and your little bundle of joy  is now called a fetus. The heart has divided into four chambers and valves have started to form. The embryo is 2.5 centimetres long and weighs just a few grams and has started looking more and more human. It already has essential body parts, even though they will go through plenty of changes in the coming months.  The external sex organs have developed but cannot be distinguished for a few more weeks. The eyes are fully formed but they won’t open until 28 weeks. Tiny earlobes, mouth, nose and nostrils are more distinct now.


10 Weeks Pregnant

The kidneys, intestines, brain and liver are now in place.

Your baby’s organs start functioning in the coming weeks. The kidneys, intestines, brain and liver start working. Your baby can bend its tiny limbs – the hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over the heart. The feet may be long enough to meet in front of the body.   The baby develops tiny teeth buds beneath the gums and the ‘tail’ is completely gone.   The spine outline is clearly visible through translucent skin and nerves are beginning to stretch out from the spinal cord.


11 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby seems to be fully formed now.

Now over 5cm long, your baby continues to move as it grows. The movements at this stage are quite effortless and smooth. Some bones will now start to harden and tiny wrists will soon open and close.


12 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby’s movements get more pronounced now.

The fingers will begin to open and close, toes will curl, eye muscles will clench and the mouth will make sucking movements. The nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and synapses are forming in the brain. The baby’s face looks unquestionably human – the eyes have moved from the sides to the front of the head and the ears are also in position. The baby is still just over 5centimetres long and weighs about 15 grams.


13 Weeks Pregnant – The start of your second trimester

Your baby has its own distinct fingerprints already!

Fingerprints have started forming on your baby’s tiny fingertips. The baby is around 8 centimetres long now and veins and organs are clearly visible through the translucent skin. The body now begins to grow in proportion to the head, which until now was a third of the body size.


Click here to view a film of your pregnancy and for more updates on the development of your little bundle of joy!