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The Original Fetal Position

10 weeks, 4 days

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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.
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The Original Fetal Position
The Original Fetal Position
Crossed Ankles
Crossed Ankles
Left Knee and Hip Flexion
Left Knee and Hip Flexion
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Hands on Cheeks
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Hand Near Mouth
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