- A newborn is considered full-term at 38 weeks.
- The fingernails extend beyond the fingertips.
- Small breast buds are present on both sexes.
- The unborn child can grasp firmly.
- The unborn child turns toward a light source.
- The average weight is greater than 6 pounds.
- The length is about 19 to 21 inches.
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