How does a baby develop in the second and third trimester of pregnancy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The second and third trimester is an active time in an unborn baby's life. Learn about this progress as Dr. Oz explains in a video how a baby develops from the time it is 14 weeks old until it is born.


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Fetal Development Basics & Pregnancy

At 4 weeks, the cells of the fetus are specializing into a nervous system, hair, organs, and skin. At 12 weeks, the fetus is around 2 _ inches in size and makes movement on its own. At 20 weeks, the nervous systems functions, sex ...

can be determined, and you will feel your baby move. At 28 weeks, the fetus weighs over 2 pounds and if born prematurely, would most likely be able to survive. At 32 weeks, the baby weighs 4 pounds and fat layers begin to develop under its skin. At 36 weeks, the lungs are almost fully developed and brain function is developing rapidly. At 37 weeks, a term pregnancy can be made.
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