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NAPIER MAIL, AUGUST 3, 2011
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Phone: 844 9755
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The first six weeks ...
One week before you even miss your first period, or even suspect you are
pregnant, you'll be in what is regarded as the third week of your pregnancy! At
this point the embryo is in its first week and is roughly the size of a pin head.
Although it is still only a group of cells that measure about .150mm long, it is
growing very fast indeed.
In the fourth week, when the developing foetus is two weeks old, your budding
wee baby has more than doubled its size in a matter of a week!
While you are still expecting a period at the end of the week, three layers of cells
are developing into specialised parts of your baby's body. One will become your
baby's nervous system (including the brain) skin and hair, another is forming the
lining of the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, the pancreas and thyroid. From the
third layer comes the baby's skeleton, connective tissues, blood system, genital
system and most of the muscles.
This is all taking place before you even get to the doctor to determine why your
usual period hasn't arrived! The news reveals nature's magic -- the arrival of a
new baby in eight months' time!
Just one week after missing your period, you'll be in what is regarded as the fifth
week of your pregnancy, and your tiny foetus is about 1mm long and its skeleton
is even starting to form!
A plate, that will later become the heart, has developed, and the central nervous
system, muscle and bone formation are beginning to take shape.
Your wee baby is growing fast that by your sixth week, its crown-to-buttocks
length has more than doubled, and is somewhere between 2 and 4mm.
Because the legs are often bent, it's easier to measure the baby in the sitting
position. Your baby's eyes are also forming, limb buds appear, the heart tube
fuses and the heart contractions begin, which can be seen on ultrasound.
As for mum, keep on with a well balanced diet that includes lots of fresh fruit and
vegetables, because the healthier you are, the healthier your bonny new baby
Next month we uncover what happens during the next few weeks.
From the moment the seed of life
begins its journey inside the incubated
world of the womb, it grows at such a
rapid rate from embryo to foetus that
parents-to-be like to know where it's
at, every step of the way.
01 - 06 WEEKS
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Contact Chrissie Manson
at the Napier Mail
Ph 835 5553
invite you to an
evening on the
August 10 at
evening will be
held at the
Supper will be
phone 027 227
River strategy opens to public
Rivers run: The confluence of the
Taharua and Mohaka rivers.
A proposed strategy for improv-
ing water quality in the upper
Mohaka River and the Taharua
tributary -- a remote area at the
western edge of the Hawke's Bay
region and adjacent to Taupo
District -- is now available for
comment by the public.
Declining water quality has
been monitored for some years
due to land use intensification on
the pumice soils of the Taharua
catchment. Land use includes
dairying, forestry and some pas-
ture, but there is still native
bush in the area.
The rivers are recognised as
top rivers for trout fishing and
the declining water quality is
affecting trout populations, as
well as reducing enjoyment of the
river for recreational users.
Restoring the rivers is close to
the heart of local iwi.
The draft strategy to tackle
water quality issues has been
developed by the HB Regional
Council in partnership with the
Taharua Stakeholder Group,
which consists of landowners,
Mohaka iwi, DairyNZ, Federated
Farmers, Fonterra, Fish and
Game, the Department of Con-
servation and Taupo District
A summary of the draft strat-
egy is inside the new regional
council magazine Our Place,
which was delivered to homes in
the region over the past week.
The strategy can also be read
on the council's website
hbrc.govt.nz and printed copies
are available on request.
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