How big is my baby? Visualize it with a baby-to-fruit size comparison guide
Pregnancy is exciting for parents-to-be and their families, but we know the nine-month wait to see and hold your bundle of joy can seem long. “How big is my baby?” is a common question we hear at our practice. The team at Athens ObGyn is here to provide you with a guide to baby-to-fruit size comparison to help visualize how big your baby is throughout your pregnancy.
Remember, every baby is unique. As such, your baby may not be the exact size as these comparisons to fruits and veggies, as these comparisons are based on average sizes.
How big is my baby during each phase of pregnancy?
Your baby is only the size of a poppy seed when you are four weeks pregnant. He or she will grow over the next 40 weeks to be the size of a small pumpkin.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, your baby will not be very big. You may not even look pregnant yet. However, this is an important time for a baby’s brain, spine and organ development.
The second trimester is when your baby will grow very quickly. You will feel your baby move, and you will develop a baby bump.
With the third trimester, your baby gains weight, adds body fat and matures. The period from 28 weeks to 40 weeks is the home stretch of pregnancy.
A baby-to-fruit size comparison guide for moms-to-be and their loved ones
Here’s a list that helps answer the question, “How big is my baby?”
The first trimester of pregnancy is when your baby’s size goes from a seed to a berry.
- Week 4 is a poppy seed.
- Week 7 is a blueberry.
- Week 10 is a kumquat.
- Week 12 is a lime.
The second trimester sees your baby move from the size of an apple to that of a mango.
- Week 15 is an apple.
- Week 19 is an heirloom tomato.
- Week 23 is a large mango.
- Week 25 is a rutabaga.
The third trimester is when your little one grows from the size of an eggplant to a full-term little pumpkin.
- Week 28 is a large eggplant.
- Week 31 is a coconut.
- Week 35 is a honeydew melon.
- Week 40 is a small pumpkin.
The physicians and staff at Athens ObGyn can answer all your pregnancy questions
We love to talk to our patients about pregnancy and birth. You should never hesitate to ask our physicians and staff any questions about your baby. Our obstetrics team is here for you from preconception planning and prenatal care to delivery and postpartum support. Contact us for an appointment.