Development of the Child

Learn more about the development of a baby from the first week of life until birth.
Development of the child: the 1st week

From the 1st to the 8th week of life

Medically, a pregnancy begins on the fist day of the menstrual cycle in which the child was conceived. The fusion of the egg and sperm cells and the beginning of a new life can only occur after the twelfth day of the menstrual period.

Un bambino alla 7a semana di vita.

From the 9th to the 12th week of life

The little childs body is fully formed, also the sexual organs are developing. The tiny child tries to grab and made a fist when its palm is touched. To avoid trouble, it will turn its head away.

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From the 13th to the 23th week of life

The fetus moves its head, arms, legs and lips. The eyes and ears reach their final position. The unique line patterns on the fingers and toes form.


From the 24th week of life until birth

It is a miracle, says the heart.
It is a big responsibility, says the mind.
It is a lot of worries, says the fear.
It is a gift from God, says the belief.
It is an enormous challenge, says the experience.
It is the greatest happiness, says love.