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