Presentation on theme: "KAYLIN STARNES Child Development November 4,2013 B4."— Presentation transcript:
KAYLIN STARNES Child Development November 4,2013 B4
24 WEEKS The child is now gaining around 3 ounces (90 grams) a week. The eyelids can be seen very clearly If born at this stage is officially considered viable, they may well be able to survive. The lungs are developing branches of the respiratory tree and cells that produce surfactant
25 WEEKS The unborn child is 34 cm in length and weighs almost 690 grams. Bones are becoming solid, hands are now fully developed. The brain is growing rapidly, the brain cells are starting to mature. The sexual organs are fully developed.
26 WEEKS The baby measures 14 inches long and weighs over 1.7 pound. The baby's eyes begin to open around this time. The fetus makes breathing movements, but there is no air in the lungs yet.
27 WEEKS The fetus weighs almost 2 pounds now and is about 14.5 inches long. Your baby's hearing continues to develop. The eyes can blink, open and close. The retina at the back of the baby's eyes is beginning to develop.
EFFECTS ON MOTHER The hair on your head begins to grow. You cant move around gracefully Blood pressure increases Back is in pain Leg muscles begin to cramp
RISKS FOR MOTHER AND BABY Premature birth Chromosomal disorder Teratogens Malnutrition Fetal alcoholic syndrome