As parents, especially a mother, you would be better know very well your child growth in your utero in order to help him grow healthy and strong. Brain development is also a very important process that you must pay attention to. Because your child totally could be smarter if you can recognize the significant milestones during this process.
The first important milestone is at about week 3-4 of pregnancy. The mother may feel nothing but there is a miraculous growth happening in your womb. The brain, accurately, the neural tube, is creating the place where the baby’s brain and spinal cord formed.
The system of neural will be more complex during the second important period which is from about week 6 to week 12 of pregnancy. In this time, the brain hemisphere is forming and the brain waves also appeared.
From week 7 to week 10, the nerve cells are formed very quickly, from 100,000 to 250,000 cells per minute.
The third important one is in about fifth month of pregnancy because there are millions of cells created and the size of baby’s head as well as brain volume keeps increasing. In addition, sensory organs are created such as sight, gustation, and audition and so on. Because of this rapid development, the need of food also increases quickly.
And the third trimester is the last important milestones in which baby’s body almost reach the size at birth.
At the week 28 of pregnancy, the folds will appear on the cortical and the development speed of brain is extremely quick. Your baby is ready for giving birth and his brain is filled with about one hundred billion cells.