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The stages of fetal development

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Months 5 and 6: The baby practices breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid into its developing lungs. The baby will grasp at the umbilical cord when it feels it. Most mothers feel an increase in movement, kicking, and hiccups from the baby. Oil and sweat glands are now functioning. The baby is now twelve inches long or more, and weighs up to one and a half pounds.

Week 21: The baby is now the size of a pomegranate.

Week 22: The baby has grown to the size of a papaya.

Week 23: The baby is now the size of a grapefruit.

Week 24: The baby is the size of a cantaloupe.

Week 25: The baby is now the size of a rutabaga.

Week 26: The baby is now the size of lettuce.

Week 27: The baby is now the size of a cauliflower.


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