• Baby’s heartbeat slows a bit to 160-180 beats per minute.
  • Baby’s face, palms of hands, and soles of feet are sensitive to light touch; baby’s fingers bend, hands and eyelids close in response to stimulation.
  • Halfway through this week, baby’s eyelids fuse together temporarily to protect delicate developing eyes.
  • Genitalia become visible to higher resolution imaging systems, though ultrasound will not be able to see them until the 12th week.
  • Thyroid gland turns on.
  • Baby’s head moves forward and back, jaw opens and closes.
  • Baby sighs and stretches, sucks thumb and swallows amniotic fluid.
  • Girls’ ovaries now contain reproductive cells / eggs; uterus is now present.

Planned Parenthood advertises dispensing the abortion drug RU-486 for up to 63 days (9 weeks) in defiance of FDA protocols which say that when prescribed, it should be administered only up to 49 days (7 weeks) due to grave health risks to the mother beyond that point.