the growth-related time between conception and birth. With regard to human beings, it is generally separated into the germinal, embryonic, and fetal phases.

PRENATAL PERIOD: "The prenatal period for human females generally lasts about nine to ten months or, forty weeks on average, although up to forty-two weeks is safely possible."
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