Second trimester has begun! The cerebral cortex is almost completely formed. The face is rapidly changing, with fat deposits filling out the cheeks! Teeth even begin to form. Legs are slower in developing when compared to arms, which are now at their full size proportionate to their body– look at this perfect little hand waving …Continue reading "Here goes fact #13. Week 13"
By Nancy Flanders Pro-life activist Albany Rose recently shared a detailed ultrasound image of a friend’s 12-week-old preborn child. The image clearly shows the two hemispheres of the brain from the top — an ultrasound scan few will ever see. “I was hanging out with a girl friend last night, and she brought up how her friends newest …Continue reading "Pro-life activist shares remarkable scan of 12-week-old preborn baby’s brain"
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 fertilization and birth, the heart beats about 54 million times. Wow! Watch this short video about more fetal development in the womb: Please share with your friends to help inform the …Continue reading "40 Weeks, 40 Facts — Week 3"
The development of human beings in the womb is fascinating. So for the next 40 weeks, we will share 1 fact per week about a baby’s life in 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 …Continue reading "A new human life is conceived!"
Pregnancy is a cooperative venture between mother and baby, medical discoveries show Editor’s note. My family will be gone on vacation through August 24. During that span we’ll run prior posts from the past year that remain timely and/or were particularly well-received. We will also add a new story or three as events dictate. Editor’s …Continue reading "Together, baby; forever, baby"
By Sarah Terzo “… I submit that religion, philosophy, and private opinion have nothing to do with this issue. I further submit that it is a commonplace of modern biology, known to every high-school student and no doubt to you the reader as well, that the life of every individual organism, human or not, begins …Continue reading "Religion Has Nothing To Do With When Life Begins"
This is the end of our #40weeks40facts campaign!! Thank you to all who have followed week by week. Once you are at weeks 39 or 40, your baby is more than ready to be delivered. But only 5% of babies are born on their due date, so this might not be the end yet! They …Continue reading "40 Weeks, 40 Facts"
By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life The life of a human being begins at fertilization (or conception), when a sperm cell fuses with an oocyte (egg) to produce a new human organism. This individual is called a zygote at the one-cell stage of development, an embryo through the first eight weeks, and a fetus from …Continue reading "LIFE BEFORE BIRTH: The development of the unborn child"
Fact #33! 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 33: The baby is about the size of a butternut squash! By this time, he/she may have already shifted position with their head …Continue reading "Week 33 of a growing baby"
By Dave Andrusko I first watched “From Bump to Buzz” a while back and I’ve made it a habit to periodically view the time-lapse video again and again. It’s a delightful 3 minute, 9 second video released online by Tom Fletcher, the lead singer of the British band McFly that documented, virtually every day, the …Continue reading "As cute as it gets: Singer lovingly documents wife’s two pregnancies in time-lapse video"
By Sarah Terzo Dr. Landrum Shettles (“Rites of Life, The Scientific Evidence for Life Before Birth,” Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1983) described the activities and development of the fetus in utero from the third month on, based on his own observations: “Activity is far from merely random, by the end of the [third …Continue reading "Dr. Landrum Shettles on fetal development from third month on"