Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baby is the size of a raspberry at week 8

Everything that will be found in a fully developed adult is now present. Elbows and fingers become evident. The heart has been beating for more than a month, the stomach produces digestive juices and the kidneys have begun to function. Forty muscle sets begin to operate in conjunction with the nervous system.

The babies body responds to touch and the vertebrae in the neck can bend; the trunk is able to straighten. However, the woman carrying the baby will not be able to feel movement until the fourth or fifth month.

In other words, the baby feels the mother, but the mother doesn't feel the baby.

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