11 week old fetus

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An 11-week-old human fetus that has died in the womb has gone through ‘Diaphonization’: Cleaned & given chemical compounds to bring out the color of the soft tissue, especially the original transparent skin. Scientists do it to examine the diseases that cause miscarriages.

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What is a miscarriage?

Miscarriage is when an embryo or fetus dies before the 20th week of pregnancy. Miscarriage usually happens early in your pregnancy — 8 out of 10 miscarriages happen in the first 3 months.  

Lots of people experience this kind of pregnancy loss. In fact, 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. But even though miscarriage is common, it can be emotionally difficult. Feelings of grief and loss are normal after losing a pregnancy.

The medical term for miscarriage is “spontaneous abortion.”