• face of human fetus at 9 weeks and 4 days
    Week 10 of Pregnancy
    You are 9 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby's facial features are becoming more distinctive by this stage. The very fine eyelids have now completely fused over the developing eye and will remain closed until approximately the 26th week of pregnancy. ...
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    Week 10 of Pregnancy
    You are 9 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe lower limbs are now held flexed at the hip and knee joints, leading to a slightly crossed-legs position. The separate toes can be distinguished. Further growth of the thigh and shin bones will bring the foot length into proport...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 9 weeks and 6 days
    Week 10 of Pregnancy
    You are 9 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe umbilical cord widens where it enters the baby's abdomen. This bulge is necessary to accommodate the bowel that is forming underneath at this stage of development. The bones of the head are not yet fully formed. ...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 8 weeks and 6 days
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis 3D ultrasound scan shows a baby lying on its back, in exactly the same orientation as the image opposite. It is just possible to pick out the limb buds on an ultrasound scan taken at this stage. ...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 9 weeks exactly
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 9 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby's hands can be clearly seen here but the fingers are still fused at this stage. The fingers will be completely separate in just one week's time and wrist movement is just about to begin. ...
  • human fetus at 9 weeks and 1 day
    Week 10 of Pregnancy
    You are 9 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayMost of your baby's primitive organ systems are in place: the arms and legs have formed, complete with wrists and elbows, and have tiny fingers and toes; the retina of the eye, and the nose, can be seen. The large dark mass is the ...
  • human fetus at 9 weeks and 2 days
    Week 10 of Pregnancy
    You are 9 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby now begins to bend her wrists. The natural position is for the limbs to be slightly bent at all joints, especially in the early stages. There is a more distinct neck area as the baby's head is now slightly lifted off the c...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 8 weeks and 3 days
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIn a matter of days, your baby's eyes have developed from slight ridges to clear depressions, on each side of the face. The face is developing rapidly at this stage, and your baby's heartbeat would be seen on an ultrasound scan. ...
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    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe development of the baby's lower limbs always lags slightly behind that of the upper limbs. At this stage, the toes are not distinct and the legs are not yet bending at the knee. ...
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    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    You're probably already wondering if you're carrying a boy or a girl, but the physical signs of gender aren't apparent yet. ...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 8 weeks and 1 day
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayAt this early stage in the pregnancy the placenta is much larger than the fetus. The fetus can just be seen within the amniotic sac. The fronds (white area) on the surface of the sac make up the placenta and at this stage surround ...
  • hand bones of human embryo at 8 weeks and 2 days
    Week 9 of Pregnancy
    You are 8 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe baby's hands (seen here) and feet are gradually developing and they are formed of cartilage, not bone at this early stage. In the center left, the fused rays of the hand plate that will become the fingers can be seen. The ribs ...
  • ultrasound of yolk sac at 7 weeks and 6 days
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe yolk sac can be seen floating like a balloon in the amniotic cavity on its fine stalk. As the embryo has drawn nutrition from the yolk sac it has gradually reduced in both size and importance. Meanwhile the placenta (on the rig...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 7 weeks and 3 days
    Week 8 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAt this stage, the embryo's "tail," shown curving up on the left, is starting to disappear. The somites of this area of the musculoskeletal system will eventually form the four fused bones of your baby's coccyx-the lowest part of t...