26.04.2018

The development of the baby in six months

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Full the development of the baby in six months pregnancy is considered 280 days counted from the first day of a your last period. This is broken down into 40 weeks, or divided into three equal parts called trimesters. The fourth, fifth, and sixth months are the second and middle trimester of pregnancy.

For more information on development, use the drop down menus above or the weeks links below. 13 weeks – The fetus is now 3 inches long and weighs just an ounce. The baby’s unique fingerprints are already in place. The muscles lengthen and become organized. Soon you will start feeling the first flutters of the unborn child kicking and moving within.

The eyes are slowly moving towards the centre of the face and the nose is more pronounced. The ears are developing, the cheekbones are visible and the first hair is appearing. 15 weeks – The fetus has an adult’s taste buds and may be able to savor the mother’s meals. 16 weeks – The foetus weighs now three and half ounces and is 5 inches crown to rump. The baby can grasp with his hands, kick, or even somersault. 17 weeks – The baby’s circulatory system and urinary tract are up and operating.

The lungs are inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid. 18 weeks – The foetus is now 6 inches long and weighs 6 ounces. With and ultrasound you can decide whether or not to find out the sex of your baby if your baby is in a position that reveals the genitals. If female, the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes have formed. If male, the genitals are discernable.

19 weeks – Baby’s legs are reaching their relative size and with the increase muscle development occurring as well, you will start feeling much more than tiny flutter kicks soon. If you have not felt movement yet, you will soon. Your baby will increase its weight by more than 15 times between now and delivery. 20 weeks – The child can hear and recognize the mother’s voice. This is an important time for sensory development since nerve cells serving each of the senses–taste, smell, hearing, seeing, and touch are now developing into their specialized area of the brain.