your uterus reaches the height of your pregnancy in week 19 Nabels and will grow another centimeter every week. Your baby measures 15 to 3 inches from crown to rump and weighs about 240 grams.
Your baby has begun to swallow amniotic fluid and his kidneys produce urine. On the scalp sprouts hair (the whole body is also covered by fine hairs - the so-called ""Lanugo hair"")
The development of the senses is now reaching its peak. The nerve cells make the connections: Taste, smell, hearing, sight and feeling are now developed in the special regions of the brain. The production of nerve cells slows down as existing nerve cells become larger and more complex connections arise.
You may feel the first movements, kicking and somersaulting of your growing baby. At times it will be so agile that you can not sleep. Most expectant mothers feel their baby's first movements between weeks 18 and 20.
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Please note: Any baby develops differently. This page only gives you general figures for the development of the fetus in the womb.
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Visembryo. 2006. Pregnancy timeline . The Visible Embryo. www. visembryo. com
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