2 Apr 2024

Event - Facial features are forming

Facial features
This period, around the 11th to 14th week of pregnancy, marks the emergence of distinct characteristics like the nose, mouth, and eyelids.
Know your baby’s development
Top Asked Questions
Will I be able to see my baby's facial features on an ultrasound?

Yes, during the fourth month, an ultrasound can often show clearer images of your baby's developing facial features.

What specific facial features are forming now?

By the fourth month, your baby's eyes, ears, lips, and nose become more defined, and even eyebrows and eyelashes start to grow.

Does this development impact the baby's senses?

Yes, as the facial features form, the baby's sense of hearing improves, and they may start to react to sounds.

Can I find out my baby's gender based on facial features at this stage?

Gender determination through ultrasound usually relies on genital visualization, not facial features, and may be possible during this month or soon after.

How does the formation of facial features affect the baby's growth?

The development of facial features is part of overall fetal growth and indicates normal development. It's not just about appearance; it's closely linked with the development of the baby's senses and brain.

Midwife for 8+ years

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