Development of the Child

Learn more about the development of a baby from the first week of life until birth.

1. – 8. week of life

Medically, a pregnancy begins on the fist day of the menstrual cycle in which the child was conceived. The fusion of the egg and sperm cells and the beginning of a new life can only occur after the twelfth day of the menstrual period.

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9. – 12. week of life

The little childs body is fully formed, also the sexual organs are developing. The tiny child tries to grab and made a fist when its palm is touched. To avoid trouble, it will turn its head away.

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13. – 23. week of life

The fetus moves its head, arms, legs and lips. The eyes and ears reach their final position. The unique line patterns on the fingers and toes form.

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24. week of life until birth

It is a miracle, says the heart.
It is a big responsibility, says the mind.
It is a lot of worries, says the fear.
It is a gift from God, says the belief.
It is an enormous challenge, says the experience.
It is the greatest happiness, says love.

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