These cool color photos are obtained by using an embryoscope: a tiny camera the size of a pen tip. The e-scope, as I like to call it, is inserted through an incision in the abdomen and gently placed on the amniotic membrane. The results of this contact embryoscopy are spectacular!

  • Keeping my fingers close
  • My yoga position!
  • I am thumb size
  • I can cross my feet
  • Suspended in my special place
  • Shhhh, I am napping
  • Look, I can spread my toes!
  • Translucent skin
  • Ready for my first manicure!
  • Ah, feels good to stretch my legs!
  • Small but mighty!
  • Showing off my Big Toe!
  • Hi Mom, waving to you!
  • Ready to hug you
  • Nice profile huh?
  • My brows and really fuzzy
  • I can hear you!
  • Kinda fuzzy all over
  • My eyes are waiting to see you
  • Ready to see my parents

Continue on to the [ 3D/4D ultrasound >> ] or check out further resources for Embryoscopy and Fetoscopy below.

Other Resources:  If you would like to pick up some books and videos containing some truly amazing prenatal photography using the e-scope take a peak at these.

From Conception to Birth : A Life Unfolds
by Alexander Tsiaras (Author)
A Child Is Born
by Lennart Nilsson (Author)
Beginning Life
by Geraldine Lux Flanagan
NOVA : Life's Greatest Miracle (DVD)
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Thanks go out to PFL and to Professor Andrzej Skawina (Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University, Krakow) and Dr. Antoni Marsinek, MD (Czerwiakowski Gynecological and Obstetrics Hospital, Krakow) for some of the in utero images; UNC - Chapel Hill School of Medicine for their great  resource and MP ULtrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Europe Group.

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