Stages of the formation of the fetus in the second month

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 Stages of the formation of the fetus in the second month


Stages of the formation of the fetus in the second month



The second month of pregnancy


The second month of pregnancy starts from the fifth week until the end of the eighth week, and during this period the mother will suffer from various symptoms of pregnancy such as morning sickness, vomiting, fatigue, pressure, 

and it is recommended that the mother take care of her comfort and nutrition during pregnancy, in addition to taking folic acid because of the importance of the formation of the fetus And preventing congenital malformations, as well as consult a doctor as soon as vaginal bleeding occurs, no matter how simple.

Stages of the formation of the fetus in the second month


first week

The fetus continues to grow until it reaches between 4 mm and 6 mm by the beginning of the second month of pregnancy, as its main organs begin to form and grow, including the heart, 

kidneys, brain, and liver. the head that grows rapidly and its large size can be observed in comparison with the size of the body; It plays an important role in the brain to accommodate the rapid growth of the brain and regulate the function of the vital organs of the fetus.

Stages of the formation of the fetus in the second month


second week

The fetus grows to about 8 mm in length and continues to grow rapidly and has a fast heartbeat that can be heard with an ultrasound machine or a stethoscope. 

The sixth week is considered one of the important weeks for the growth and development of the fetus; As he begins to move his legs and arms, he can also rotate around himself, his neck and body starting to straighten out.


the third week

The fetus continues to grow rapidly, reaching a length of 13 mm by the end of the seventh week of pregnancy, and the movement and volatility of the fetus increase in the uterus, 

but it is difficult for the mother to feel its small size compared to the size of the uterine cavity. The kidneys are located in the body and continue to grow in a balanced way the face begins to differentiate; Where the eye and ear cavities appear, the formation of the internal genital organs is complete, 

but the sex of the fetus cannot be determined until after the sixteenth week of its life.

fourth week


The length of the fetus increases at a rate of 1 mm per day in the eighth week of pregnancy and reaches approximately 18 mm by the end of the second month of pregnancy, 

as its legs and arms protrude and become more visible and the cartilage that makes up its body becomes the strongest of bones, the eyelids begin to form but do not open until week 26 age The fetus,

 it can be seen that the fetus resembles a human, but the head size is noticeably larger.