Appendix 2
The Development of the Unborn Child's Body





The brain's divisions - the forebrain, the midbrain, and the hindbrain - are demarcated.
Day 19 Larsen, p 275
The forebrain is developing. Day 26 after fertilization Moore, p 95
The three primary parts of the brain are present. Day 30 after conception Rugh, p 41
The cerebral cortex, the part of the brain that controls the intellect and motor activity, begins to differentiate. Day 33 after conception Rugh, p 44
The cerebral vesicles are distinct. Day 34 after fertilization Moore, p 5
By using Doppler or real-time ultrasonic measurements, the brain can be visualized. 8th week after fertilization Williams, p 30


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