Pregnancy at week 8, Now the embryo is the size of a kidney bean.
During week seven of pregnancy, many important body systems were developing; brain, heart, lung, and others. The embryo also grows to be a centimeter long.
So what’s going on with the embryo this week? from about 0.4 inches (one centimeter )long last week, this week, the embryo has grown to around 0.6 inches (1.6 centimeters)in length. That’s around the size of a bean. All of the major organs and body systems will have started developing by the end of this week, and the embryo is starting to lose its tails.
The embryo stills get its nourishment from the yolk sac for now .later on, the placenta will provide nutrition and take care of the embryo’s waste. But for now, the placenta is still developing and forming structures to attach to the wall of the uterus.
If you were to look closer at the embryo at this stage, you will have noticed the head beginning to uncurl a little. you’d also see that the arms are longer than the legs . This can make the embryo look a little uneven, but it’s just because the upper body develops faster than the lower body.
The embryo’s legs are also growing, but it’s too early to see the different parts of the legs. It will be a bit longer before the thighs, knees, ankles, and feet become distinct.