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Fetus at 26 to 30 weeks

Fetus at 26 to 30 weeks

Overview

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 8/26/2017

Updated by: Peter J Chen, MD, FACOG, Associate Professor of OBGYN at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.