When does a baby first develop a heartbeat?

Answer In the womb, a baby is referred to as a fetus. In the fifth week of pregnancy, around day 22 of life, a fetus begins to have a heartbeat, one of the first official signs of life in a human being.So... Read More »

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When does a baby develop a heartbeat?

A baby develops a heartbeat 22 days after conception. According to Dr. Marjorie Greenfield, the heartbeat is so small at this time that it is almost impossible to hear, but can occasionally be seen... Read More »

If you are three weeks pregnant with twins but the doctor saw only one heartbeat on the ultrasound and your hcg was 3045 will the other baby develop a heartbeat eventually?

Answer Three weeks pregnant is a week before you miss a period so it is impossible to know it is twins. If you are three weeks after conception, (5 weeks pregnant)it is still early to see a heart... Read More »

When does a fetus develop a heartbeat?

The fetus is often considered an embryo until week 9 of pregnancy. The embryo develops a heartbeat around week 6 or week 7 of pregnancy. Around this time, the embryo also has visible arm and leg bu... Read More »

When does a baby develop gender?

The sex of the baby is determined at conception, as this is when the genetic makeup of the child is created. A baby will begin to develop gender-specific sex organs at about week 12 of fetal develo... Read More »