By 5 weeks, preborn baby has heart and developing brain

On fetal development:

“By the time a woman confirms that she is pregnant, at five weeks, the baby is already 1/3 inch tall, with a steadily beating heart, a developing brain and nervous system. The first brain waves can be detected during the 6th week of pregnancy. “

“What They Never Told You About the Facts of Life” brochure, published by the Human Development Resource Council, Inc., Norcross, GA. 2001.

An embryo at 5 weeks

An embryo at 5 weeks

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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