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The Unseen Life of the Baby
There is regular blood flow within a closed vascular system. The ears and nose start to develop.
The skeleton is now complete and reflexes are present. The liver, kidneys and lungs are formed.
Electrical brain wave patterns can be recorded.
All organs are functioning; growth and maturity are all that occur now, in the same way that a child grows into an adult.
The baby can make a fist and will grasp an object stroking the palm of its hand. It will also leap up and down in the womb with movements co-ordinated.
Baby is half its birth length, and its heart pumps fifty pints of blood a day.
Hair appears on the baby’s head and it weighs approx. l lb. (450g)
The baby can open its eyes and can hear its mother’s digestive processes and heart beat.
The baby emerges in labour and birth and the fertility cycle is complete - a child is born.
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