Pregnancy - Week 07

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If you have a scan this week, you will see a little thing still in the shape of a sac, but you will still be able to see the little heart beating away. Last week, the spine was completed, this week is reserved for the brain. The brain starts a developmental process that will stop well late after birth. As the week progresses, the organ will divide into three parts: forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain. The forebrain will be responsible for things such as reasoning, problem solving and forming and retaining memories. The midbrain will function as a traffic cop, relaying electrical signals to their final destinations in the brain. And the hindbrain will take care of breathing, heart rate, and muscle movement.

Your baby is now a whopping 4-8 mm and his little limbs start to get shape outside the main body.

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