Fetal Development

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Fetal Development

  1. 1. Fetal Development Month by Month
  2. 2. First Month <ul><li>By the end of the first month, the embryo is about 1/10 of an inch long . The heart, which is no larger than a poppy seed , has begun beating. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Two Months <ul><li>The embryo is about 1 inch long and has distinct, slightly webbed fingers. Veins are clearly visible. The heart has divided into right and left chambers. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Two Months
  5. 6. Three Months <ul><li>By now the fetus is 2 1/2 to 3 inches long and is fully formed. He has begun swallowing and kicking. All organs and muscles have formed and are beginning to function. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Four Months <ul><li>The baby is covered with a layer of thick, downy hair called lanugo . His heartbeat can be heard clearly. </li></ul>
  7. 8. 4 months
  8. 9. Five Months <ul><li>A protective coating called vernix caseosa begins to form on baby's skin. By the end of this month, the baby will be nearly 8 inches long and weigh almost a pound. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Six Months <ul><li>Eyebrows and eyelids are visible. The baby's lungs are filled with amniotic fluid , and he has started breathing motions. </li></ul>
  10. 11. 6 Months
  11. 12. Seven Months <ul><li>By the end of the seventh month, the baby weighs about 3 1/2 pounds and is about 12 inches long . His body is well-formed. Fingernails cover his fingertips. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Eight Months <ul><li>The baby is gaining about half a pound per week , and layers of fat are piling on. He has probably turned head-down in preparation for birth. He weighs between 4 and 6 pounds. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Nine Months <ul><li>The baby is a hefty 6 to 9 pounds and measures between 19 and 22 inches. </li></ul>
  14. 18. Credits <ul><li>Franz, Joseph Haydn. String Quartet 1:Movement #1. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicholson, Virginia. (2003). Stages of Prenatal Development. Retrieved from http ://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/downloadFile.cgi?file=4016-6-3821-Fetal_Development.ppt&filename=Fetal_Development.ppt . </li></ul>

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