Photo of 8 weeks child

Child Born Pictures by Lennart Nilsson: Foetus Increasing in the Womb

Photo of 5 weeks child: The origin is approximately 9mm long. A face develops, with openings for the mouth, the nostrils and eyes.

Photo of 8 weeks child: The fast increasing embryo is well protected in the foetal sac

Photo of 10 weeks child: The eyelids are semi shut; it will close entirely in a few days

Photo of 16 weeks child: The foetus uses its hands to explore its own body and its surroundings.

The foetus can now grip and pull the long Umbilical cord

Photo of 18 weeks child: Around 14cm. The foetus can now identify sounds from the outside world

Photo of 20 weeks child: Around 20 cm. Woolly hairs, known as lanugo, cover the entire head

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