Height: 7.4 cmWeight: 45 g

Baby development

My body is covered in thin, translucent skin with little tufts of hair called lanugo.

The hair protects the fragile skin and helps keep me warm. My joints are developed and I can bend and stretch my legs, arms, fingers and toes. My eyebrows emerge and the hair on my head is on the up.

I can make swallowing gestures and I am practising the movements of breathing; my nervous system has also started to work. I'm getting stronger with every day that passes and my movements are less jerky. In the intestines, I now produce meconium, which is waste that will be my first stool after birth. The placenta has now completely taken over and the yolk sac has disappeared.

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