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Month by month

Femme enceinte regardant son echographie

During the 36 weeks of pregnancy, your child will grow at an amazing speed, going from the cellular stage to an average of 50cm and 3.3kg at birth.

the doctor responsible for monitoring your pregnancy will be able to keep you informed, answer your questions, track the development of your child in utero, and check and tell you about how baby is changing.



foetus à 1 mois

The egg becomes an embryo and then a foetus. It will grow and its organs will form, combining the genetic information of both its parents.

Your child is surrounded by amniotic fluid. It does not breathe or eat. Everything it needs, and all its exchanges, take place through the placenta: it receives oxygen, eliminates carbon dioxide, and draws on your reserves to feed itself and develop.

You: This is the slightly unpleasant period during which, in addition to morning sickness, you are more irritable and you feel tired and drowsy. But be patient, things will get better!

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Your pregnancy is becoming more and more visible and your status is changing: you are now seen as a “mum-to-be”.


Your tummy becomes round and you will soon feel your baby moving. Morning sickness becomes less frequent. Your skin becomes pigmented and you may notice a dark vertical line on your abdomen.

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The last few months can an impatient time. The name may already be chosen, the bedroom ready and your case for the maternity ward packed.

Questions asked by mums

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Breast milk is the ideal nutrition for your baby. It naturally contains everything your baby needs to grow.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends feeding your baby exclusively with breast milk up to the age of 6 months. France Lait Laboratory supports this recommendation & therefore prohibits all communication on infant formulas (0-6 months).