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Pregnancy is the term used to describe when a female is carrying one or more fetuses or embryos inside her womb. Generally a pregnancy term is an average of 37-42 weeks. Pregnancy occurs after the egg is released during ovulation. Once the egg is released, it is then fertilized by sperm. The fertilized egg then travels towards the uterus, attaching ... Read More »

pregnancy week by week

Commonly referred to as a pregnancy week by week calendar, pregnancy week by week generally refers to the gestation period of a pregnancy or pregnancy calendar. The term gestation is derived from the Latin meaning “a carrying.” Generally, women experience an average of 40 weeks being pregnant. Each week is filled with new information of the fetal developments and changes ... Read More »


Occurring on the 14th day of a regular 28-day cycle, ovulation generally lasts from 24-72 hours. During a woman’s ovulation cycle, she releases one egg (ovum) from her ovaries. If there is sperm available at the cervix, chances increase for becoming pregnant. The only time a woman is fertile is during her ovulation cycle, more specifically when the egg is ... Read More »

pregnancy calendar

A pregnancy calendar is designed to help pregnant women understand what is happening to her and her fetus during each week of pregnancy. There is generally an average of 40 weeks in a pregnancy calendar, however it’s very common for the calendar to be extended to 42 weeks or more. Also known as a week by week calendar, most include ... Read More »