Example and Hints

DevPsych3k Chapter 4, Assignment 2


What conception date did you select?
Did you stick with the 28-day menstrual cycle?
What is the date that morning sickness is likely to begin to occur?
On what date is Baby's upper lip formed?
On what date should you pack your suitcase?
On what date "should" the baby be born?
Define lanugo.
Define the linea nigra, and tell me when it might be expected to lighten.
And, I almost forgot, tell me where Baby's intestines first formed.


Feel free to cut & paste.

You might find the "Find" function handy.

Don't forget to properly reference (review the "Writing..." article and/or the E&H page for the first assignment, if necessary) the source of the information, otherwise you will have committed plagiarism.

The principle source of the information used in completing this assignment is an example of one of those cases in which there is no identifiable individual who is responsible for the accuracy of the information and/or who should receive credit for making the information available.  It is the organization that should properly be identified as the "author" of the material.  The major question is whether it is iVillage.com or ParentsPlace.com that should receive the credit.  Since iVillage.com is the larger, umbrella site that focuses on a wide variety of women's issues and concerns, and ParentsPlace.com is a distinct section within iVillage, either could probably be used.  However, since ParentsPlace.com is the more specific site, and provides a more direct connection to the source of the specific information used in the assignment, it would probably be the preferred "author" in the citation.  (This conclusion is based on the same logic that determines that the author of a section of an edited volume is shown as the author of the material cited in the references, rather than the Editor of the edited volume.  As far as I can tell, however, APA has not yet made a specific determination of how to handle such matters in the case of electronic media.)

Deciding what publication date to report might cause some confusion when citing pages of this type.  There might be more than one way to think about it, and unfortunately APA has not yet indicated how to go about deciding.  An arguement could be made that the copyright date for the site or page would be an approximation of the publication date, but there is no certainty that it would be correct.  A second possibility is that, in this case, your calendar was created for you at the time you answered the questions and submitted them.  That would seem to be a "better"  publication date to report.  If there was no way at all to determine what to do, you could fall back on APA's way of showing that there is "no publication date indicated".

Special Note

The U.S. version of the Pregnancy Calendar has been redesigned and no longer asks the same questions in the same way.  It also no longer presents the information in the same way.  You might find it easier to answer the questions if you use the U.K. version.  It, so far, has not been changed.

For Future Reference

 iVillage.com or ParentsPlace.com is not the only site with a pregnancy calendar.  You might want to check out  Pregnancy.org's calendar.  It might provide some additional information, or, you might like its features better.