Fetal Development: Week 24

Week 24

24 weeks after conception (6 months)

(26 weeks after the last menstrual period)

Six months after conception, the fetus is the size of an eggplant or about 9 inches long from crown to rump (head to butt) and weighs about 1 ½ to 1 ¾ pounds. The body is lean. The skin appears red and wrinkled due to the lack of body fat.

 A fetus born early in the sixth month would likely have difficulty surviving.

An eggplant length is 8.25 – 9.5 inches.


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