Thursday, January 8, 2009
Fetus on Gauze
You might remember a while back I posted a photo of a miscarried 15-week fetus on a piece of gauze. Well here is one at 16 weeks. Two totally different occurances. I think the other one looks more "fleshed-out", but its hard to compare when there is very little for size reference. However, the doctor who originally posted the picture in this post said it was "as long as my little finger". Who knows what size his fingers are, though. Some references I read say that the crown-to-rump length is 4.4 to 4.8 inches at this stage and another says a total length (including legs, that is) is about 6 inches.
Here is a bigger version of this photo. It is 8 from the right of the series.