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The Original Fetal Position

10 weeks, 4 days

From The Biology of Prenatal Development.Buy Now

Label Key:

1. flexed left elbow
2. umbilical cord
3. ankles crossed
4. forehead
5. chest
6. abdomen
7. scalp
8. left ear
9. neck
10. back
11. buttocks
12. flexed left knee and hip
13. uterine wall
All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
Kneeling in Victory
Kneeling in Victory
Holding the Feet
Holding the Feet
The Original Fetal Position
The Original Fetal Position
Crossed Ankles
Crossed Ankles
Left Knee and Hip Flexion
Left Knee and Hip Flexion
Hands on Cheeks
Hands on Cheeks


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