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This week, your baby has a distinguishable head and trunk! And on your baby's head… are facial features! That's right, as early as week six; your baby is beginning to develop facial features with indentations, which will become the eyes, ears, and mouth. The larynx, or voice box, will also begin to form this week.
An electroencephalogram (EEG) can detect and monitor your baby's brain activity this week (although this is not a routine prenatal test, it’s just a fun way that science knows how active a baby’s brain is very early on). Your baby’s heartbeat, although very small, can also been seen by ultrasound, but you probably won’t be able to hear the heartbeat until around week 10 or 11. With the circulatory system well established, your baby’s digestive and respiratory systems will also begin to form this week.