Category Archives: Fetal Development

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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Preborn babies show individuality in the third month

This is from a statement titled “The Unborn Person Is Also a Patient” presented by a group of more than 200 doctors, many of whom were members of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It was part of a Friend … Continue reading

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Baby miscarried at nine weeks shows humanity of preborn children

On 4/10/2016 a woman posted these pictures of her miscarried son, who she named Vincent Marie.  Vincent was nine weeks gestation, or seven weeks from the time of conception. Vincent’s family hoped that showing these pictures would show others the humanity of … Continue reading

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Unborn babies are very active in the womb

A book on fetal development talks about how babies move in the womb “Space permitting, fetuses might be rolling, back flipping, kicking, stretching, yawning, breathing, swallowing, somersaulting, turning their heads, flexing their feet, waving their arms, sucking their thumbs, holding … Continue reading

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Pre-born baby seeks comfortable position, says expert

Pioneer in fetal development M. Liley  talks about how the baby in the wombk can experience an uncomfortable or comfortable feeling. “One of the most uncomfortable ledges that the unborn can encounter is his mother’s backbone. If he happens to … Continue reading

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Unborn babies have “diverse repertoire of movements”

Until healthy [unborn] babies were first observed by ultrasound in extensive studies in the 1980s while the mothers were resting quietly, it was not known that babies have such a diverse repertoire of movements at this early time, and perform … Continue reading

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