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I mean, I know that it's not a foetus as such yet, but you get my drift..
No I was just wondering, pub-talk this evening.
I don't think it'd be big enough to spot. I might be wrong though.
it doesn't sound big though:
Week 2 (day 1-7 of fertilization)
Fertilization of the ovum to form a zygote. (day 1 of fert.)
The zygote undergoes mitotic cellular divisions, but does not increase in size. This mitosis is also known as cleavage. A hollow cavity forms marking the blastocyst stage. (day 1.5-3 of fert.)
The blastocyst contains only a thin rim of trophoblast cells and a clump of cells at one end known as the "embryonic pole" which include embryonic stem cells.
The blastocyst hatches from its protein shell (zona pellucida) and performs implantation onto the endometrial lining of the mother's uterus. (day 5-6 of fert.)
If separation into identical twins occurs, 1/3 of the time it will happen before day 5.
I just watched 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days tonight. I was hoping no one would mention foetuses for a while.