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7½-Week Embryo

7 weeks, 4 days

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Note:

Note the depth of the orbit of the right eye. Also, don't worry about the overbite. It is normal at this stage and will be resolved within the next few days.

Label Key:

  • 1. pigmentation within the retina of the right eye
  • 2. external portion of right ear
  • 3. mouth
  • 4. outline of ribs
  • 5. umbilical vein within umbilical cord
  • 6. umbilical arteries
  • 7. loops of bowel in base of umbilical cord (a normal event called physiologic herniation)
  • 8. right ankle
  • 9. right knee

All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
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7½-Week Embryo
7½-Week Embryo
Fingers and Notches
Fingers and Notches
Hands Touching
Hands Touching
Hand in Motion
Hand in Motion
The Umbilical Vein
The Umbilical Vein
Close-up of Umbilical Cord
Close-up of Umbilical Cord
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Cynthia Stone
August 18, 2013 at 1:11 am
Cynthia Stone
Every high school and college student along with all their parents should see these photos and DVD....
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Julhma Fernandez
April 1, 2013 at 2:05 am
Julhma Fernandez
Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.

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