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Fetal Development: First Trimester


Week 1-2 Last Menstrual Period (LMP) and conception.


Week 3 The fetus attaches to your uterus (implantation).


Week 4 Baby’s nervous system, skin, hair, internal organs, bones and muscles have started to develop.


Week 5 The heart begins beating.


Week 6 Menstrual period is missed. Usual time a urine pregnancy test turns positive.


Week 7 Facial features visible, hands and feet forming. Baby is kicking and swimming.


Week 8 Baby is 1/2 inch long. Every organ is in place and bones are replacing cartilage. Fingers are visible, and toes begin forming.


Week 9 Baby can turn his head, frown and hiccup.


Week 11 Baby’s heartbeat can now be heard through a Doppler sound-wave stethoscope.




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