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Computer-generated image reconstructed from scannned human data of an 8-month old foetus. Actual size of foetus is over 14 inches, 5-6 lbs. This image presents a left-sided view of an 8-month-old foetus. The age is calculated from the day of fertilization. As the foetus continues to grow in size, its body fills out with brown fat which keeps body temperature at about 32 degrees above the mother's. Fat typically develops during the seventeenth to the twentieth weeks of fetal, foetal development and is concentrated on the neck and upper torso regions. The uterus becomes cramped as the foetus expands towards the mother's diaphragm, leaving the baby little room to move about.
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