Prenatal development: the embryonic and fetal growth process

  • 0 to 4 weeks
  • Initiastage: formative period for brain, nervous system, and facial features
  • Height: Approx. 2cm

  • 4 to 8 weeks
  • Heart begins to beat
  • Height: Approx. 3cm
    Weight: Approx. 30g

  • 8 to 12 weeks
  • Major organs form and begin to function
  • Height: Approx. 7cm
    Weight: Approx. 30g

  • 12 to 16 weeks
  • Heart beat can be heard by ultrasound
  • Height: Approx. 20cm
    Weight: Approx. 170g

  • 16 to 20 weeks
  • Baby’s body begins to move
  • Height: Approx. 25cm
    Weight: Approx. 450g

  • 20 to 24 weeks
  • Development of genitalia
  • Height: Approx. 33cm
    Weight: Approx. 675g

  • 24 to 28 weeks
  • Hair lengthens, eyes start to open
  • Height: Approx. 37cm
    Weight: Approx. 1300g

  • 28 to 32 weeks
  • Baby starts to respond to large sounds
  • Height: Approx. 42cm
    Weight: Approx. 2200g

  • 32 to 36 weeks
  • Head begins to gravitate to birthing position
  • Height: Approx. 45cm
    Weight: Approx. 3200g

Bleeding after childbirth

Normal postpartum bleeding, called lochia, is up to 500cc for vaginal birth and up to 1000cc for cesarean birth. Blood loss over those levels is considered postpartum hemorrhaging and is the most common cause of death after childbirth.

  • Postpartum bleeding is categorized as follows:
  • 1:Initial bleeding: in the first 24 hours after childbirth
  • 2:Initial birth: for up to 6 weeks after childbirth

Excessive postpartum bleeding can cause the mother to go into shock.Shock levels experience due to postpartum bleeding are as follows:

Amount of blood loss Blood pressure Symptoms Severity
Normal Palpitations
Slightly low
Neurological disorder
facial pallor
abnormal urine
Extremely low
black out
breathing difficulty
inability to urinate

Information about maternity napkins

  • Provide comfort and security for the new mother after birth.
  • Provide different functions than those of normal sanitary/menstrual napkins.
  • The amount and property of postpartum blood differs from that of menstrual blood.
  • Postpartum blood, called lochia, contains liquid membranes, red and white blood cells, uterine mucus, fetal waste, etc.

Dacco maternity napkins are specially designed to absorb lochia, the postpartum bleeding that lasts up to 6 weeks. A new mother can rest assured, knowing that the soft, hygienic and safe materials used in dacco maternity napkins will treat her tender skin with the utmost care.