Fetal wound healing has drawn the attention of many researchers from diverse background and specialties. Fetal wound healing is unique and differs from postnatal healing in that fetal skin wounds heal rapidly without scar formation. If the mechanism underlying such phenomenon can be elucidated, it will be serve as a significant milestone in the study of wound healing. Furthermore, the implications for therapeutic applications in wound management and in diseases where scarring is the basic pathogenetic mechanism would be immense. Rather than to list the results and conflicting data of numerous studies, this article hopes to provide a general overview of the recent developments.