This week, the main changes relate to the hands and feet. Fingers become distinguishable, though, they are membranous. The skeleton is mainly composed of cartilage, knees and elbows could be seen on the ultrasound examination.
There are eyelids appeared, although they will be welded together a few weeks later, ears are clearly visible already. There are cases of fading pregnancy, with no alarming symptoms (pain, bleeding, etc.), but the ultrasound shows the absence of fetal heartbeat or growth rates of hCG in the blood are not observed in the progression of doubling every 2 days. Pregnant women should be alerted with alleviation of the symptoms of pregnancy – no swelling and sensitivity of the mammary glands, absence of nausea, etc. In such a case, you should consult a doctor immediately.