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Figure 2: ((a)-(b)) 2D (a) and 3D (b) ultrasound images of a human embryo in the first trimester. Note the relative amount of amniotic fluid compared to the size of the embryo. The fluid is mostly derived from maternal plasma at this gestational age. ((c)-(d)) A 2D ultrasound image of the fetus at 20 weeks (c) and a 3D ultrasound image of the fetal head at 36 weeks (d). Fetal urine is the main contributor to the fluid at this gestational age. Note the difference in proportion of amniotic fluid in the first (a) and second (c) trimesters.