Pregnancy 0-5 weeks


0-5 weeks

You’ll be making decisions about your baby’s health and it’s also an opportunity to consider what language you might use with your baby.

The descriptions below give you a broad indication of your child’s development.

Contact your doctor for more detailed information.

Physical Development

  • At this stage the embryo is formed and embeds itself on the wall of the uterus
  • The heart will be the first organ to form followed by the brain and other vital organs
  • Identical twins will separate at this stage

Language development

  • You will need to begin to make some important decisions with regard to your baby’s health and development at this time.
  • It’s also an opportunity for you to consider your aspirations for your child in terms of the Irish language
  • It’s not too early to start thinking about which language you will speak with your baby.  Setting positive language relationships from the start is so important.

Songs, Posters, Books, Recommended Reading and other resources that is useful

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Playgroups, Home visits, Support Groups and more...

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