Pregnancy Week By Week

Written by Beverley Brooke

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Week 19: A creamy looking substance that coversrepparttar baby’s body, vernix coseosa, will start to form. This protectsrepparttar 146336 baby and its developing glands and sensory cells. If you’re having a baby girl primitive egg cells are now developed inrepparttar 146337 ovaries, in fact females are born with allrepparttar 146338 eggs their ovaries will ever have.

Week 20: Most ofrepparttar 146339 major development has now taken place, andrepparttar 146340 danger zone ofrepparttar 146341 first three months is now over. Your baby will be waking and sleeping, just as newborns do. Alsorepparttar 146342 formation of fine scalp hair and eyebrows will begin.

Week 21: Your body is replacingrepparttar 146343 amniotic fluid very three hours at this stage of your pregnancy. Baby’s leg and arm movements increase asrepparttar 146344 muscles and bones become stronger. Byrepparttar 146345 end ofrepparttar 146346 week a stethoscope will be able to detectrepparttar 146347 baby’s heart beat.

Week 22: Ifrepparttar 146348 baby is a boy,repparttar 146349 testes will start to move fromrepparttar 146350 pelvic area intorepparttar 146351 scrotum. The hair onrepparttar 146352 head and eyebrows is now visible as white and short.

Week 23: The bones inrepparttar 146353 middle ear start hardening makingrepparttar 146354 conduction of sound possible. The baby will start to gain some considerable weight between now and next month. The size ofrepparttar 146355 baby’s body will start to get into proportion thoughrepparttar 146356 head will remain larger thanrepparttar 146357 rest ofrepparttar 146358 body.

Week 24: The skin of your baby is wrinkled, but will smooth out as fat is deposited. Also byrepparttar 146359 end of this weekrepparttar 146360 baby’s heart beat is so strong it is some times possible to hear it by placing an ear on your stomach.

Week 25: Baby’s skin is now turning a reddish/pink as capillaries start to develop. The nostrils will now start to open, as they have been plugged unto now. The lungs will start developing blood vessels andrepparttar 146361 finger and toe nails will now be covering halfrepparttar 146362 nail bed.

Week 26: withrepparttar 146363 nostrils now open, muscular breathing will start. Byrepparttar 146364 end ofrepparttar 146365 weekrepparttar 146366 lungs will be secreting surfactant, a substance which preventsrepparttar 146367 lung tissue sticking together. Also withrepparttar 146368 formation of blood vessels inrepparttar 146369 lungs, they will now also be developing air sacks. Brain wave activity starts this week for auditory and visual activity.

Week 27: Bumping and thumping is becoming stronger as your baby grows stronger, you should be feeling around 10 kicks in a two hour period. Baby’s lungs are growing rapidly and there is continual development with brain patterns.

Week 28: This is whenrepparttar 146370 eyelids un-fuse and open up. Muscle tone is improving, andrepparttar 146371 lungs are capable of breathing air. The chances of a baby being born premature from now on, has a greatly improved chance of surviving.

Week 29: Eye lashes have now grown, and although still unable to focus, baby’s eyes are now sensitive to dark and light. At this stage of pregnancyrepparttar 146372 senses of sound, smell and taste are developing. Byrepparttar 146373 end ofrepparttar 146374 week your baby will be able to move its eyes in their sockets.

Week 30: Baby is now storing up nutrients taken in by you. Calcium for skeletal development, protein for growth and iron for blood cells. Byrepparttar 146375 end ofrepparttar 146376 weekrepparttar 146377 languno (the small hairs that coveredrepparttar 146378 baby’s body), is nearly all gone apart from some patches onrepparttar 146379 shoulders and back.

Week 31: Asrepparttar 146380 actual growth starts to slow down,repparttar 146381 internal organs are still maturing, so make sure your still getting enough folic acid, iron and calcium. Should your baby be born this week they would haverepparttar 146382 ability to breath, see, listen learn and remember.

Week 32: The baby’s iris is now reacting to light. All five senses are now registering with your baby, although smell is limited as baby can’t breathe air inrepparttar 146383 uterus.

Week 33: your baby may now be sucking its fingers. Constipation could be starting for you as your uterus puts more and more pressure on your bowels.

Week 34: The pigment ofrepparttar 146384 eyes is not quite fully developed yet, this leavesrepparttar 146385 eyes looking blue regardless of final colour. And this week your baby will start to develop its own immune system.

Week 35: In baby boysrepparttar 146386 decent ofrepparttar 146387 testes will complete any time now. Your baby may now shift into your pelvis in a head down position, but not all babies’ do this before birth.

Week 36: Dimples onrepparttar 146388 elbows and knees will be forming as well as creases inrepparttar 146389 neck area due to continual deposits of fat. Also this fat will help baby maintain its body temperature.

Week 37: Around 85% are born within two weeks of their actual due date (either before or after), so as you enter this stage be aware for signs of labour. The baby is practising being more aware of its surroundings; this isrepparttar 146390 ‘orientating response’. This is whererepparttar 146391 baby will turn towards any source of light. The end of this week marksrepparttar 146392 end of development, growth will now slow down.

Week 38: Meconium is accumulating inrepparttar 146393 intestines. Meconium is a dark green mass of waste product and cells fromrepparttar 146394 gall bladder, liver and pancreas. Although shortly after birth this will all come out.

Week 39: asrepparttar 146395 baby is settling into your pelvis, you maybe feeling clumsy and off balance. This is because your centre of gravity shifts. Make sure you’re prepared for your trip torepparttar 146396 hospital.

Week 40: welcome torepparttar 146397 final week, that’s if you have not given birth already. Your body will be givingrepparttar 146398 baby antibodies so it can protect its self from many diseases. The baby will finish dropping into its resting place before birth. So congratulations and welcome to your new born child.

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Power of Color in Business

Written by Linda Thomas

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So many women have closets with an overabundance of black clothes. We rend to think it hides our flaws and/or extra weight. It can, but black does more than that. It is a great networking color among others in leadership positions. Yet when we are with subordinates, head-¬to-toe black can be seen as a wall aroundrepparttar authority figure that can stoprepparttar 146335 flow of open communication. People can see you asrepparttar 146336 leader (when you wear black), but may not volunteer feedback, insight or information if they do not want to challenge you asrepparttar 146337 leader. "She can handle it," may berepparttar 146338 prevailing attitude as others remain inrepparttar 146339 background watching you handlerepparttar 146340 hard tasks. If you are a manager and your department is not forthcoming with you, you may be overwhelming them withrepparttar 146341 black in your wardrobe. Medium shades of any other color will draw others to you when you want more interaction.

To seerepparttar 146342 color chart please downloadrepparttar 146343 pdf version of this article from:

Linda Thomas AICI, CIP, Corporate Image Advisor and author of My Closet, My Boutique: How to Organize Your Image, designs training for companies that wish to encourage their employees to present themselves as positive, professional and effective. For a list of programs and products, visit

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