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Fetus at 26 to 30 weeks

Fetus at 26 to 30 weeks


At 26 to 30 weeks, a fetus is rapidly developing its brain controls and some body functions. The fetus has eyelids which open and close and has a rapidly developing respiratory system.

Review Date 7/13/2021

Updated by: John D. Jacobson, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.