Sperm’s Journey<br />During sexual intercourse, the man's sperm are deposited near the woman's cervix. <br />Within 90 seconds of ejaculation, many sperm have already entered the cervix.<br />Sperm can be found in the tubes five minutes after ejaculation or it may take up to 2 days.<br />
Second Trimester<br />Diagnose fetal malformation <br />Weeks 13-14 for characteristics of potential Down syndrome<br />Weeks 18-20 for congenital malformations<br />Structural abnormalities<br />Confirm multiples pregnancy<br />Verify dates and growth<br />Evaluation of fetal well-being<br />
Third Trimester<br />Identify placental location<br />Confirm intrauterine death<br />Observe fetal presentation<br />Observe fetal movements<br />Identify uterine and pelvic abnormalities of the mother <br />
Apgar Score - At one and five minutes after your baby is born<br />A score of seven to 10 is normal and indicates your newborn is in good condition. <br />A score of 10 is very unusual. Almost all newborns lose one point for blue hands and feet. <br />Virginia Apgar, M.D. <br />
3 months<br />Your baby can bring his hands together. With a mighty effort, baby can raise his chest, supported by his arms, when he lies on his stomach. Baby can roll over (one way). He reaches for objects. Baby can put some weight on his legs when you hold him upright. He makes sounds like "ah goo." Baby laughs out loud. He squeals when he's happy. Baby smiles spontaneously. He can focus on very small objects. Baby turns toward the sound of a familiar voice. <br />
6 months<br />Your baby now can sit on her own. Baby can roll from her back onto her stomach–and back again. She digs her fingers and toes into the floor to push herself toward a favorite toy. Baby can eat a cracker. She can pick up a cereal ring or other small object. Baby has more than doubled her birth weight. Baby expresses unhappiness when an object or toy is taken away. She can pass objects from one hand to another. Baby looks for dropped toys. She has discovered herself in the mirror, and loves having conversations with this new little friend. <br />
9 months<br />Your baby now can pull himself up to a standing position from sitting down. <br />He can stand while holding on to someone or something. <br />Baby uses the "pincer grasp" holding tiny objects between his thumb and forefinger. <br />He can walk while holding onto furniture. <br />Baby drinks from a cup. <br />He can stand alone for a few seconds or perhaps longer. <br />Baby says "mama" or "dada." <br />He understands the meaning of "no." <br />Baby responds to simple commands (such as "Give Mommy the toy").<br />
12 months<br />Your baby now drinks from a cup without assistance. She can stand alone for several minutes.<br />Baby walks well (keep in mind that good crawlers often are late walkers). She waves good-bye and plays pat-a-cake. Baby says "mama" and "dada." She says other one-syllable words (like "hi"). Baby expresses her wants with gestures and words instead of cries. She engages in gibberish conversation. Baby responds to simple commands. <br />
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