Baby’s shape changes from a flat disc to a curved foetus-like shape with a distinct head and tail this week.
Baby’s internal organs start developing.
The foregut which will grow into organs of the digestive and respiratory systems is visible this week.
The midgut which eventually forms baby’s small intestine starts to grow.
The hindgut moves into the embryo body. It will form baby’s bowel, anus and bladder.
Baby’s heart forms and starts beating.
The structure which will become baby’s brain begins to develop and other structures of the nervous system continue developing.
Baby’s ears and eyes begin to develop.
Buds which will eventually form baby’s arms and legs appear.
Structures which support and protect your baby during pregnancy form, including the umbilical cord which will transfer nutrients and wastes between your body and your baby’s and the amniotic sac which contains the fluid in which your baby floats and is protected throughout the pregnancy.
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