IAN HOOTON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY IAN HOOTON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Obstetric examination. Midwife (left) palpating (examining by touch) a pregnant woman's abdomen to determine the position of the foetus. Regular check-ups are necessary during pregnancy so that the development of the baby and the health of the mother can be monitored. This woman is eight months (32 weeks) pregnant.
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