6 Weeks Gestation

6 weeks

  • The lungs are beginning to form.
  • Brain activity can be recorded.
  • Eyes are present, but no eyelids yet.
  • The heart is more developed and is beating.
  • Early reflexes develop.
  • The hands and feet have fingers and toes, but may still be webbed.
  • The length is less than 1/4 inch.

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Last updated December 5, 2012