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Week 8 - Gestational Age / Week 6 - Fetal Age

Posted : Monday, January 01, 1900

** Gestational age is the age of the pregnancy from the last normal menstrual period (LMP) and fetal age is the actual age of the growing baby.

The ears are continuing to form externally and internally. Everything that is present in an adult human is now present in the small embryo. The bones are beginning to form and the muscles can contract. The facial features continue to mature and the eyelids are now more developed. The embryo is at the end of the embryonic period and begins the fetal period. The embryo is about 1 inch long and is the size of a bean.

Source: American Pregnancy Association