12 Weeks Gestation

Loading...

12 weeks

 

  • The neck is present and the face well formed.
  • The eyelids close and will reopen at about 24 weeks.
  • Tooth buds appear.
  • The arms and legs move.
  • All body parts and organs are present.
  • The fibers that carry pain to the brain are developed; however, it is unknown if the unborn child is able to experience sensations such as pain.
  • Definitive signs of male and female gender are present.
  • A heartbeat can be heard with electronic devices.
  • The length is about 2 to 3 inches.



© 2003 Texas Department of Health. All rights reserved. Photos: Lennart Nilsson / Albert Bonniers Forlag AB, A Child Is Born, Dell Publishing Company. Used by permission.

Contact Woman's Right To Know

 

Last updated December 05, 2012