Over the course of pregnancy, the baby undergoes a lot of morphological changes. Sometimes baby and fruit size are quite similar. Parents, especially new parents are very curious about the growth and development in babies, but obviously frequent ultrasounds are not advised by doctors. However, you can get a better idea of your baby's size from the baby and fruit size chart below. In addition, as the pregnancy proceeds, mothers also feel different and experience changes that are natural but still troublesome. Educating yourself about these changes can help in dealing with some of the unpleasant effects and avoid some of the preventable health issues.

Your Growing Baby and Corresponding Fruit Size

Here is a chart which provides a comparison of your child over the passing weeks with different fruits that roughly correspond to their size. Roll down and you'll see the magic of how they grow in size as well as how they develop into a perfect little human gradually. 



How You Will Feel

4 Weeks

Poppy seed


The sperm and egg fuse after ovulation. After third week, the zygote is formed into an embryo after going through several cell divisions.

By this time, it has a size of 2mm. It is in the process of settling itself in the uterus for implantation.

This is the week when mothers usually realize that they may be pregnant. Feeling nauseated, and having an upset stomach are not uncommon at this stage.

5 Weeks

Sesame seed


In the fifth week, the embryo grows up to a size of 3 mm and looks more like a tadpole.

During this week, breast tenderness is observed, accompanied by headaches and morning sickness. Vomiting and nausea is experienced generally, and is not something to worry about. It is a natural response of the body, since it is getting used to new physiological conditions and hormonal changes.

6 Weeks



The embryo is about 5 mm by the end of sixth week. At this stage, circulatory system begins to develop

This week is mostly marked by mood swings and feeling lethargic after every day routine. Nausea and upper gastrointestinal discomfort are common during this period along with food aversions and heightened sense of smell.

7 Weeks



In the seventh week, the baby grows up to 1.2cm in length (about double the size in previous week). The limbs begin to develop at a rapid pace.

Nausea and stomach disturbances persist. A substantial increase in urination frequency will also be observed. The breasts are usually sore and swollen.

8 Weeks



The eighth week is when the fetus starts to move a lot and weights up to one gram, about the size of 1.6 cm. (weight is about 1 g by the end of this week).

Lethargy may be more pronounced from this week onwards, since the baby is starting to grow complex structure which needs a lot of energy supple. Try taking adamant sleep and healthy food at regular intervals.

9 Weeks

Large kidney bean


By 9th week, the head to bottom length of baby is 2.3 cm and weight is about 2g.

All muscles and major systems are in developmental stages by this time.

Mood swings may persist along with morning sickness. Try taking up activities that can help distract your mind.

10 Weeks

Green olives


The weight of the baby is about 3 g by the end of 10th week and size of 3.1 cm (head to bottom).

At this stage, a small bump may become visible on your abdomen. Mothers usually feel very hungry during this stage; try curbing your eating habits with healthy, nutritious and high fiber foods.

11 Weeks



With the length of 4.1 cm (and weight of 7g), your baby is growing at a rapid speed.

Around this week, nausea may reduce considerably. One important thing to note is that unnecessary use of drugs should be avoided, unless prescribed by a doctor.

12 Weeks



By the end of 12th week, the weight of the baby will be around 14 grams (with the length of 5.4 cm).

With morning sickness, low energy and a lot of hormonal changes, try taking up and relaxing but simple exercises or yoga. Visit your dentist if signs of any oral (mouth) infections appear, since catching mouth infections usually occurs around this week.

13 Weeks

Pea pod


Your baby is about 7.4 cm and weighs around 23 g.

Since high urinating frequency increases the risk of dehydration especially in hot humid days, you should try to increase your water intake.

14 Weeks



The baby weighs around 43 g and ultrasound at this time will reveal the gender of the baby due to completion of external genital.

Now you’re really starting to grow! Try wearing loose fitted clothes for more comfort.

15 Weeks



The size of the baby is about 10.1 cm and weighs by around 70g.

Heart palpitations may be observed and hunger will increase. Try having small snacks at regular intervals rather than having large quantities at a time.

16 Weeks



The size of the baby is about 11.6 cm and weighs around 100g. In the coming few weeks, the rate of weight gain by baby will increase significantly.

Naval lines will appear, hair will thicken and the abdominal movements will occur, since the baby has started to move and shift.

17 Weeks



The size of the baby is about 13 cm and weighs by around 140g (about double as compared to 15th week).

You may sweat excessively, feel constipated and experience increased vaginal secretions. Help your condition by drinking lots of water.

18 Weeks

Bell pepper


By the end of this week, the baby starts to gain an almost longitudinal yet circular shape. (The length will be about 14.2 cm, weight will be 190 g).

You may experience baby kicks at this stage.

19 Weeks

Heirloom tomato


At this stage, the length is about 15.3 cm and weight is about 240 g. Your baby is also developing her musculo-skeletal structures so that you will experience quickening (fetal movements) in the coming few weeks.

This is the time you may begin to feel extra weight, so try to rest on your back. You may also suffer varying degrees of backache

20 Weeks

Small banana


Your baby weighs about 300 g and is about 16.4 cm in length.

Baby kicks will be felt around this week.

21 Weeks



The weight of the body is about 360g by the end of 21st week and has a head to bottom length of 26.7cm.

Libido may be revived and weight gain will be substantial.

22 Weeks

Spaghetti squash


At this stage, you realize that you have completed almost half your pregnancy weeks and now the baby really starts gaining a lot of weight dimensions (weight 430g and length 27.8cm).

You may feel that mood swings tend to settle down, and you may feel calmer.

23 Weeks

Large mango


Size of the baby will be 28.9 cm and weight will be a little above 500 g.

Lethargy and urination may increase.

24 Weeks



After this week, your baby becomes viable and is capable of surviving outside maternal body with intensive care in case of premature birth (Weight 600 g, length 30 cm).

Some women may experience sleep disturbances and less energetic.

25 Weeks



Your baby is gaining more fat and growing more hair. New sense of equilibrium is also acquired by your baby (weight of about 660g and length of about 34.6cm head to heel).

Since the baby has gained more weight now, the uterus over-stretches, causing slight discomfort.

26 Weeks

Red cabbage


Your baby’s eyes come into form and the eyelashes are grown (660 grams in weight and about 34.6 cm in length).

Back and joint pains become frequent.

27 Weeks



Your baby starts to practice breathing and the brain is active. Head to heel length is about 35.6 cm and the baby weighs around 760 g.

Your baby has now grown a skin, stick to your routine of eating healthy and drinking lots of water.

28 Weeks



The baby’s skin will become smoother and the lungs are mature (weight 876 g, height 36.6 cm).

The abdomen may stretch even more, resulting in slight discomfort.

29 Weeks

Butternut squash


Your baby is gaining white fat deposits under the skin (weight 1.2 kg, height 38.6 cm).

Excessive weight will press on your back and legs, try working while sitting.

30 Weeks

Good-sized cabbage


Your baby’s brain is becoming wrinklier (weight – 1.3 kg, height – 39.6 cm).

Breathe and relax. The baby is almost on its way; try to breathe deeply whenever stress hits.

31 Weeks



The irises of your baby can react to light

(weight – 1.5 kg, height – 41.1 cm)

The body sweats even more, so drink lots of water.

32 Weeks



By 32nd week, the baby will weight around 1.7 kilograms, and is almost as spread out as kale leaves in your womb.

Your feet may swell and start to feel numb, so try shifting positions often.

33 Weeks



The bones of your baby are hardening now (weight 1.9 kg, height 43.7 cm).

The weight has now increased tremendously; try not to over tire yourself.

34 Weeks



Your baby can react to simple songs (weight – 2.1 kg, height – 45 cm).

The breasts are completely swollen, which may ooze yellowish liquid, called colostrum.

35 Weeks

Honeydew melon


Your baby’s head is engaged (weight 2.4 kg and length 46.2 cm).

Your body has swollen; your feet and knees will hurt, so try and relax as often as possible.

36 Weeks

Romaine lettuce


Your baby is about to turn upside down (weight 2.7 kg, height 47.4 cm).

The baby is now rotating towards your pelvic region, so avoid sudden movements and do not over stress yourself.

37 Weeks

Swiss chard


Your baby is almost mature now (weight 2.9 kg, height 48.6 cm).

The breast may leak colostrum slightly more often now.

38 Weeks



Your baby has more than 70 reflexes (weight 3.0 kg, height 49.8 cm).

Most pregnant mommies experience uterine contractions at this stage.

39 Weeks



Baby is thrice her size of 11th week. The average size and weight is approximately 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb. respectively.

The rate and frequency of uterine contractions will increase slightly and the cervix will become smoother and softer.

40 Weeks

Giant watermelon


By the end of 40th week, your baby has gained substantial amount of weight and approximately weighs about 6.2-9.2 lb.

The average length of the baby is 18.9-20.9 inches and is ready to come out into your arms.

Labor signs are due any time now. Make sure you’re either in a hospital or otherwise have a quick access to your doctor or a nurse.