Week 22: By this point, the baby is about the size of a sweet potato . Many organs are continuing to develop, including the pancreas and the lungs. Gums in the mouth are developing tooth buds, which will later prepare for the coming of their first baby teeth! The baby has started to develop their …Continue reading "Fact 22 for the 22nd week of development."
Week 20: Since 1973, the advancement of the medical field has seen astronomical improvements. Children at 20 weeks in the womb could not be seen as clear as day as in this picture. This is a human being living inside the womb at 20 weeks gestation. The difference between this child and another outside of …Continue reading "Halfway there with fact #20!"
That the human being at the very, very beginnings of her life’s journey is not only the same baby you will hold in your hands nine months later but is also the same human being as she approaches the end of a long life. The Circle of Life: a gorgeous 4-minute video journey from infancy …Continue reading "The Circle of Life"
Week 19: Around this time is when the pregnant mother should start to feel movement inside her womb! The little one can also start to hear voices by this time. The baby is about the size of a pomegranate. To protect their skin from amniotic fluid, the baby will start to form a thin, waxy …Continue reading "Fact #19 for this week and we are almost halfway done!"
An unborn child’s life is as dramatic as any series you will watch on cable television By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The reality of the hidden life of the unborn child can pop up in the least likely of places. I happened to be watching a “reality show” known for its …Continue reading "The development of the child in utero is the ultimate reality show"
Fact #18 underway. Our baby has just experienced her first Christmas nice and cozy in the womb! Week 18: By this time, movement, breathing activity, and heart rate start to follow circadian rhythms. Ultrasounds can start to detect a distinct movement in the baby’s voice box (also called larynx), which is similar to motions made …Continue reading "Fact 18 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts"
Week 17: This baby is about the size of an avocado, and could fit in the palm of your hand. The baby’s heart beats twice as fast as ours, at about 150 beats per minute . In order to generate heat in the body, brown fat must be deposited. This is a special type of …Continue reading "Here goes fact #17 for the 17th week of development inside the womb!"
By Dave Andrusko Surprise, surprise, am I surprised. As our readers know, at the center of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which protects unborn babies after 15 weeks, is the moving target of “viability.” The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on HB1510 back on December 1. And, as hard as it is to believe, a habitual cheerleader …Continue reading "Breakthroughs in fetal medicine “pose thorny issues for abortion rights advocates”"
By Sarah Terzo Ronan O’Rahilly is an embryologist. Pro-life author Rick Garrett describes him this way: “Ronan O’Rahilly is the human embryologist who developed the classic Carnegie stages of human embryological development. He also sits on the international board of Nomina Embryologica (which determines the correct terminology to be used in human embryology textbooks).” According to …Continue reading "Embryologist: there is a “live human being” at fertilization"
Week 16—Rapid development of baby’s body. The retina has distinct layers, teeth enamel begins to develop & all limbs/joints are FULLY formed. With this comes new talents, like grabbing the umbilical cord. Crazy how some claim these aren’t people, tho, right? #40weeks40factsContinue reading "Fact 16 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts"
Here is fact #15. Week 15: The baby is the size of a peach now, and can recognize voices and even light. Although movement started much earlier, the pregnant woman can now feel movement between now and 18 weeks. This is called quickening! Also, by this time, stem cells arrive, and blood cell formation occurs. …Continue reading "Fact 15 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts"
Week 12—This marks the end of the first trimester of pregnancy! Starting at week 12 to around week 18, bowel movements begin. The material expelled from the fetal colon is called meconium, which is made of proteins, dead cells from the digestive tract & enzymes. #40weeks40factsContinue reading "Fact 12 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts"