Appendix 1
The Chronological Development of The Unborn Child


Twenty Sixth Week



Eyelashes are present.
26th week after fertilization Moore, p 109
The eyes are open. 26th week after fertilization Moore, p 114
A facial response occurs when the fetus is given bitter-tasting substances. Reflexes between the taste buds and facial muscles are in place. 26th - 28th weeks after fertilization Moore, p 234
The lungs are capable of breathing air. The central nervous sytem can direct rhythmic breathing and control body temperature. 26th - 29th weeks after fertilizaton Moore, p 114


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