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Meconium Release

3 months

From The Biology of Prenatal Development.Buy Now

Note:

Meconium is the first material released by the fetal and newborn colon. It is made up of bile acids, dead cells, and other products from the gastrointestinal tract.

Label Key:

  • 1. right upper thigh
  • 2. perineum
  • 3. meconium emerging from anal opening
  • 4. left thigh

All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period. One month = 4 weeks.
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Meconium Release
Meconium Release
Right Hand Covering Face
Right Hand Covering Face
Partially-Closed Left Hand
Partially-Closed Left Hand
Posterior Surface of Left Thigh
Posterior Surface of Left Thigh
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Fingertips
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