Fetal Development: Week 26

Week 26

  • The fetus is approximately nine to 10 inches long.
  • Another person can detect a heartbeat by listening to the woman's abdomen.
  • Brain activity shows that the fetus can respond to touch.
  • The fetus responds to a light shown on the mother's abdomen by turning its head toward the light.

The length of a standard #10 envelope is 9.5 inches.

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