An embryo’s heart begins to beat between 18-24 days after conception.
An embryo’s brain waves can be detected six weeks after conception.
By nine weeks after conception, a fetus’ fingernails are forming.
Based on the development of the nervous system, a fetus is likely able to feel pain as early as 8 weeks after conception.
- At nine weeks after conception, a fetus is able to bend its fingers around an object in its hand, and sucks its thumb.
- At 11 weeks, a fetus is breathing amniotic fluid steadily and will do so until birth.
- At 12 weeks, a fetus can kick, turn over, make a fist, open its mouth and press its lips together.
- At 13 weeks, a fetus’ sense are present.
- At 20 weeks, a fetus can be startled by a loud external noise.
- At 23 weeks, a fetus can demonstrate rapid eye movements (REM).
- At six months, fine hair grows on the fetus’ head and eyebrows, and small eyelashes begin to appear.
- At seven months, a fetus’ hands can support his entire weight.
- At eight months, a fetus weighs more than four pounds.
- During the ninth month from conception, a fetus gains half a pound per week. Of the 45 total generations of cell replication that will occur by mature adulthood, 41 have already taken place.
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