10 Weeks Gestation

10 week

  • The unborn child is now called a fetus, rather than an embryo.
  • The head is half the length of the body.
  • The arms and legs are long and thin.
  • The hands can make a fist with fingers.
  • Red blood cells are produced.
  • The length is about 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches.

© 2003 Texas Department of Health. All rights reserved. Photos: Lennart Nilsson / Albert Bonniers Forlag AB, A Child Is Born, Dell Publishing Company. Used by permission.

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Last updated December 5, 2012