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The stages of fetal development

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Week 17: The baby can have dream (REM) sleep. The baby is now the size of a pear.

Week 18: The baby is the size of a sweet potato.

Week 19: Babies can routinely be saved at 21 to 22 weeks after fertilization and sometimes they can be saved even younger. The baby is the size of a mango.

Week 20: The earliest stage at which partial birth abortions are performed. At 20 weeks the baby recognizes its mother’s voice. The baby is around the same size as a artichoke.


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