Fetal Development - Human
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The baby gets half of its genetic code from its mother and half from its father. In normal cases, each parent contributes 23 chromosomes. The baby's sex is determined by the father either contributing an X chromosome (female) or a Y chromosome (male).
Folate, or its synthetic form, Folic Acid, is important for all women of childbearing age because it has been shown to reduce or eliminate neural tube defects. Many of the important neural tube milestones have already been completed by the time a woman realizes that she is pregnant.
The embryo and placenta
More developed fetus within the amniotic sac being nourished by the placenta. Around 9 weeks after conception, the baby has developed human features and is called a fetus rather than an embryo.
Implantation: penetration of the uterine epithelium by the blastocyst.
Conception: Fertilization of the egg by sperm
First division of the zygote
Neural Tube Formation
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