Baby Development

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Personal & Compassionate Care in a Difficult Time

“I Wish I Could Have Been Told.”

Millions of women have had abortions. Some claim no regrets; however, many face a startling awareness when they become pregnant years later for a planned child. They wished they had seen an ultrasound or had been told about baby development and the remarkable abilities of their unborn baby before making that decision.

Here are a few brief descriptions of life before birth:

 

dna

Day 1 – The second your egg is fertilized by a sperm, it contains the plans for every detail of the baby’s development, including sex, hair and eye color, and height.

brain

Week 3 – The brain, spinal chord, and nervous system develop.

heart

Week 4 – The heart begins to beat.

arms

Week 5 – Arms with hands and fingers, legs with feet and toes, and eyes can be seen.

brain-waves

Week 6-8 – Brain waves can be detected.

organs

Week 9 – The body is nearly complete. Internal organs are present and functioning. Changes after the 9th week are primarily changes in size, rather than appearance.

fist

Week 13 – The baby moves vigorously and can make a tight fist. The mother will not be able to feel movement until the 4th or 5th month. The fetus can experience pain.

scale

Month 4 – The baby is 8-10 inches long and weighs 1/2 pound.

loud-noises

Month 5 – The baby may jump in response to a loud noise.

special-attention

Month 6 – If the baby was born during this month and given special care, he or she could survive.

 

We’re still here for you! Due to precautions for COVID-19, our clinics are temporarily closed for in-person appointments for unplanned pregnancy services, but we are still here for you with free, professional counseling by phone and video consultation during normal business hours. For assistance in New Orleans, please call 504.831.3117. For assistance in Baton Rouge, please call 225.362.9879.

For other women’s health services, please call 504.496.0214 to schedule a telehealth appointment with our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Calls are answered Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4:30pm.