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Fetal Development: Week 26

Image depiction of fetal development at 26 weeks.26 weeks after conception (6 ½ months)

(28 weeks after the last menstrual period)

The fetus is about 10 inches long, or about the size of a large butternut squash, and weighs around 2 ½ pounds. The eyes can open and eyelashes are present. The fetus may hear some sounds.

Butternut squash range in size from 5 – 10 inches in length. Image of a butternut squash


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