Category Archives: Fetal Development

Dr. Albert W. Liley on quickening and abortion

Dr. Albert W. Liley, a widely recognized authority in fetal medicine, explains why conception, not quickening, should be the deciding factor in when a preborn baby should be protected: “Historically, “quickening” was supposed to delineate the time when the fetus … Continue reading

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Voices are learned by babies in the womb

In the article “Fetal Psychology” scientists explain how a baby learns to differentiate between voices while in her mother’s womb. This article appeared in the reputable publication Psychology Today. “Along with the ability to feel, see, and hear comes the capacity to … Continue reading

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Baby performs tactile stimulation to develop brain

A psychologist talking about how a baby’s brain develops in the uterus remarks on what a preborn baby does: Heidelise Als, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist at Harvard Medical School, is fascinated by the amount of tactile stimulation a fetus gives … Continue reading

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Preborn baby can feel, dream, enjoy being read to

From an article in Psychology Today. showing that a preborn baby in the womb enjoys being read to:  A new wave of research suggests that the fetus can feel, dream, even enjoy The Cat in the Hat. The abortion debate may … Continue reading

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Fetus is not “blob of jelly” as newspapers claim

Author Mary Kenny wrote: “Looking back on the newspaper cuttings of the great abortion debate, the editorials in serious newspapers such as the Observer and the Sunday Times constantly referred to the foetus as “a blob of jelly”, “a piece … Continue reading

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Doctor: ultrasound revealed baby in womb to be “active little creature”

Dr. Michael R Harrison on ultrasound: “The fetus could not be taken seriously as long as he remained a medical recluse in an opaque womb; and it was not until the last half of this century that the prying eye … Continue reading

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Doctors watch unborn babies “bounce” in the womb

One doctor describes seeing unborn babies playing on the ultrasound screen: “When we’re watching the fetus on ultrasound and the mother starts to laugh, we can see the fetus, floating upside down in the womb, bounce up and down on … Continue reading

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Babies in the womb are individuals, act in different ways

From one researcher: “Our own repeated observation of a large group of fetal infants…left us with no doubt that psychologically they were individuals. Just as no two looked alike, so no two behaved precisely alike… These were genuine individual differences … Continue reading

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At eleven weeks, a fetus senses touch

One doctor says the following about fetal development: “By the eleventh week, the fetus develops sensitivity to touch on the hands, feet and genital areas…it may be more comfortable for us to attribute a vegetative state to the fetus in … Continue reading

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Scientist talks about development of brain in preborn baby

Here is some information on fetal brain development from Psychology Today: The roots of human behavior, researchers now know, begin to develop early – just weeks after conception, in fact. Well before a woman typically knows she is pregnant, her … Continue reading

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