Fetal Development

Fact #19 for this week and we are almost halfway done!

Week 19: Around this time is when the pregnant mother should start to feel movement inside her womb! The little… Read More

3 days ago

The ultimate reality show? The development of the child in utero

An unborn child’s life is as dramatic as any series you will watch on cable television By Maria V. Gallagher,… Read More

2 weeks ago

Here goes fact #16 for the 16th week of development inside the womb!

Week 16: Many parts of the baby's body are developing at a rapid pace. The retina in the eye now has… Read More

3 weeks ago

The marvelously complicated development of a baby only half-way through her journey

By Sarah Terzo By mid-pregnancy the fetus has begun to explore its own body and environment using its hands. It… Read More

1 month ago

Already at fact #12?! Look at her sucking her thumb!

Week 12: This marks the end of the first trimester of pregnancy! Starting at week 12 to around week 18,… Read More

2 months ago

Ingeniously documenting the continuity of human life from the beginning up to and beyond birth

By Dave Andrusko Like so many other grandparents, my wife and I eagerly view the photos our middle daughter sends… Read More

3 months ago

Week 5 is underway!

The embryo's liver starts to produce blood cells! The stomach, pancreas, small and large intestines, and even reproductive organs are… Read More

3 months ago

Here is fact #4

Week 4: The baby’s brain is growing so rapidly that the head makes up about 1/3 of the embryo’s entire… Read More

4 months ago

Here goes fact #3!

Week 3: The baby's heart begins its first halting beats as early as 18 days after conception. Fun fact: Between… Read More

4 months ago

BBC’s “Inside the Human Body” shows amazing in utero development of human face

By Dave Andrusko Over the years I have been fascinated by the skill of the BBC at offering absolutely amazing examples of science… Read More

4 months ago

Here goes fact #2!

Week 2: By 2 or 2 1/2 weeks, the formation of 3 tissues called ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm give rise… Read More

4 months ago

Week 1: A new human life is conceived!

The development of human beings in the womb is fascinating. So for the next 40 weeks, we will share 1… Read More

4 months ago