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The development of the baby week 15

This week it is all about rehearsals: your child swallows amniotic liquid, which will be digested in its intestines, testing the absorption system. To learn suction movements, as they will later with maternal milk, the baby struggles to suck in the liquid – and also breathing it, sending it through the bronchi, bronchioles, and alveolar […]

The second trimester: important checkups, tests, and scans

Morphology scan This scan, also called “the 20-week ultrasound” (most likely performed when you’re 18 to 22 weeks pregnant) will check your baby’s morphology, in other words, the baby’s body structures. This time, the sonographer will not measure the nuchal translucency (the accumulation of fluid in the nape of the fetus). This detailed ultrasound makes […]