Facts About Pregnancy Tissue

Images of pregnancy tissue at 5, 6, 7, and 8 weeks. The tissue is white, and it is on a blue Petri dish. The Petri dishes are in orange blocks.

Do you know what early pregnancies actually look like? In “The Issue of Tissue,” primary care physicians who provide abortion care use facts and images to debunk myths about early pregnancies.

“You might be surprised to learn that pregnancies nine weeks and under have no visible embryo. And at six weeks of pregnancy the so-called ‘heartbeat’ is just electrical activity of cells, before an actual heart is formed. Approximately 85% of all abortions in the US happen before 9 weeks of pregnancy.”