Fetal Development

How the Baby Grows: Week by Week

A fetus is a developing human being with its own separate, distinct set of DNA that manages its own development. Nourishment is the only thing it will need to grow – from conception until the end of its natural life.1, 2

Medically Reviewed By:

Tessa, NP

Staff Nurse Practitioner, Baton Rouge

1 Videos: The Endowment for Human Development (2011). Retrieved April 2022 from https://www.ehd.org/movies

2 Week by Week info: Mayo Clinic (2020). Pregnancy week by week.  Retrieved June 2021 from Pregnancy week by week Healthy pregnancy – Mayo Clinic