The tongue has formed taste buds and the eyes have fully developed. The baby’s lungs are completely functioning and can now inhale, exhale and even cry. Eyes have completely formed, and the tongue has developed taste buds.
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If this baby were to be born prematurely, the child would have a good chance of survival with sufficient medical care.
The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound. During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby. The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age.
Sources: A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson; Nine Month Miracle, A.D.A.M. Software, Inc; Introduction to Child Development, 6th ed., by John Dworetzky; More information about how fetal photographs were taken.