Fact #32! Week 32: Their skin is a lot less transparent and more opaque as the fat continues to develop. Babies can also dream at this stage! The bones are also continuing to harden, except for the bones in the skull. Those stay soft to help the baby’s head to be born safely. #40weeks40factsContinue reading "40 Weeks of Facts: Week 32"
Week 29: Much is happening at 29 weeks! Different organs are changing rapidly…for one, the baby’s eyes are getting to a more focused state. If the mother feels consistent taps from inside their belly, that might be the baby hiccuping (probably from all the nutrients he/she is getting from the mother’s digested food!). If the …Continue reading "Fact #29 for the 29th week of development."
Week 26: By now the baby’s eyes can produce tears & she can take deeper “breaths” (of amniotic fluid!) The child’s brain has increased activity, so they might respond to certain noises with increased activity or pulse rate. The baby weighs about 2 pounds! #40weeks40factsContinue reading "40 Weeks 40 Facts — Week 26"
Week 25: By this time, the eyes are becoming much more developed. They contain light-sensing cells called rods and cones; rods allow the eye to detect low levels of light, and cones can detect color and produce sharp images…over 100 million rods and 7 million cones are in each eye. Unrelated to the eyes, most …Continue reading "#40 Weeks 40 Facts"
By Dave Andrusko Over the years I have been fascinated by the skill of the BBC at offering absolutely amazing examples of science developed with laypeople in mind. But replete with spectacular graphics, its series a few years back on “Inside the Human Body” may be the most captivating of all. Although it first appeared way back, …Continue reading "Amazing Computer Animation Shows In Utero Development of Human Face"
By Elijah Thompson Editor’s note. In this latest installment of what appeared a year ago in NRL News Today, we’ve chosen a very well done critique of the nonsense that life does not begin at conception. It first appeared at “The Fetal Position” and is reposted with permission. Occasionally a pro-choice person will give me …Continue reading "A Pro-Life Response to criticism that it is “unscientific” to say “human life begins at fertilization”"
Week 23: The baby is about the size and has the proportions of a newborn now, but still needs to bulk up a little! With the brain developing more every day, basic life functions are also developing. The baby can breathe, thanks to a substance called surfactant which enables the air sacs to inflate and …Continue reading "Fact 23 for the 23rd week of development"
By Dave Andrusko Like so many of other grandparents, my wife and I eagerly view the photos our middle daughter sends us of her young son, now almost two. We do so via text every day, so you might think I wouldn’t be amazed how much change there’s been in just the last two months. …Continue reading "Ingeniously documenting the continuity of human life from the beginning up to and beyond birth"
Here goes fact #16 for the 16th week of development inside the womb! Please share with your friends to help inform the public just how beautiful life is (especially pregnant friends who would like to know about the development of their baby!). Week 16: Many parts of the baby’s body are developing at a rapid pace. …Continue reading "16th week of development inside the womb!"
By Secular Pro-Life Reposted with permission. If you haven’t already, you should really read Biologists’ Consensus on ‘When Life Begins’, a dissertation by Steve Jacobs out of the University of Chicago. This blog post is going to be long, so here’s the summary: Most Americans think “When does human life begin?” is an important question …Continue reading "Even very pro-choice biologists acknowledge a human life begins at fertilization"