The mother had cancer of the womb, and her uterus, including her unborn baby inside, had to be removed. This is a ten week old embryo, the photograph was taken by an OB/GYN med student in India named Dr. Suparna Sinha. To all those people who say that your baby is a mess of mucus or unformed tissue until 5 months: This is at 10 weeks. The average time a woman has an abortion. A baby's heart begins to beat at three weeks: hardly before you even know you're pregnant.