16 Weeks Gestation

16 week

  • Swallowing and chest movements are clearly present.
  • Movement may be felt by the mother.
  • The head and body become proportional.
  • The neck takes shape.
  • The weight is about five ounces.
  • The length is about 4 to 5 inches.

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Last updated December 5, 2012