Fetal Development, Pregnancy, and New Uterus Models Coming Soon to Visible Body Suite

At Visible Body, our team is constantly expanding our comprehensive library of content. Instructors have asked for more female reproductive content to help students visualize anatomy and physiology during reproductive system or OB/GYN units, and we are excited to announce new models coming soon to Visible Body Suite

Let’s go through the upcoming content coming out in summer 2024, including uterus, embryo, fetus, and pregnancy models! 

Uterus microanatomy model

In the new uterus microanatomy model, you can select the layers of uterine tissue and study the broad ligament as you learn about the anatomy of the uterus. 

This model will help students put the pieces together. With gross anatomy models, students can view the entire pelvic region and all female reproductive anatomy at a glance. Moving on to microanatomy models, students can then get a detailed look at the ovary and its physiology before moving on to the uterus!


Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of infertility and pelvic pain in women—learn more about this pathology with the endometriosis pathology model. With this model, students can visualize how tissue similar to that of the endometrium layer can grow elsewhere. View ectopic endometrial tissue; adhesions; an endometrioma; and a pinched, swollen uterine tube; and compare the model with the healthy uterus model. 

A behind-the-scenes look at the new endometriosis model coming this summer to VB Suite

The endometriosis model allows you to gain a better understanding of a common yet often undiagnosed condition. 

4-6 week embryo 

This model lets you zoom into a 4-6 week embryo—view the structures that support the embryo like the chorion and yolk sack. A deeper look will show you early vasculature and body systems, including the central nervous system. 

Select each structure to learn about its development and function! 

in-progress-4-6-week-embryoA behind-the-scenes look at the new 4-6 week embryo model coming this summer to VB Suite

8-10 week fetus

With the 8-10 week fetus model, you can see how much the fetus has grown in just a few short weeks! 

At first glance, you can view the:

  • Chorion
  • Placenta
  • Amniotic sac
  • Umbilical cord
  • Mucus plug
  • Vaginal canal 

With a deeper exploration into fetal anatomy, you can observe body systems developing and organs taking more recognizable shapes. 

in-progress-8-10-week-fetus2A behind-the-scenes look at the new 46 week embryo model coming this summer to VB Suite

Fetal circulation 

This model zeroes in on the fetus’ circulatory system. In engaging 3D, your students can explore the heart’s chambers and observe how the foramen ovale, ductus arteriosus, ductus venosus help oxygenated blood bypass the developing lungs and liver. Zoom in to see how the circulatory system connects to the placenta through the blood vessels of the umbilical cord. 

Your students can compare the fetal circulation model to the adult gross and microanatomy circulatory system models to learn more on how the circulatory system develops. 

30-week pregnancy model

So far, we’ve focused a lot on the fetus—now it’s time for the pregnant body to shine! The 30-week pregnancy model shows how the female body changes during pregnancy. You can observe changes to the integumentary, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and urinary systems in addition to diastasis recti and enlarged breasts. 

Within the uterus, you can select the fetus, placenta, amniotic sac and fluid, mucus plug, and the blood vessels of the umbilical cord.

Comparing the 30-week pregnancy model to other gross anatomy models, students can make connections to clinical applications.

Uterus position illustration

Did you know that in addition to interactive 3D models, VB Suite contains animations, illustrations, and histology slides? As part of this release, VB Suite will add a new illustration that shows the following uterus positions:

  • Anteverted (the most common position)
  • Anteflexed
  • Retroverted
  • Retroflexed 

The illustration also discusses the potential clinical implications for each of the variations. 

Explore more reproductive system content

VB Suite already contains many male and female reproductive system models, animations, and more! Our team has also developed curriculum content to help you and your students thrive in the classroom. 

female-repro-IAAn immersive assignment in Courseware

We currently have the following premade resources available for both male and female reproductive systems: 

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