Photo Below Credits: www.geocities.com/akramjfr/embryo.jpg,
Now 81, photographer Nilsson shot to world fame in 1965
when the American magazine Life ran 16 pages of pictures
from his book "A Child is Born" showing the development of
a human fetus in the womb.
This is an exciting page. It presents articles, charts, ultrasounds and videos that cover the development of the human embryo, from conception to birth -- in various stages of it life. The media shown here were selected to give you wonderful new understandings, of the developing embryo, in beautiful and inspiring ways.
Baby's Weekly Development --
Based on New Science.
This article includes great descriptions on now the unborn child moves (amazingly just like any other baby), that the unborn child senses (smells, tastes, touch, and pain), that the child knows its mother and is affected by her moods/thoughts/emotions, the child's astonishing learning about the outside world and so much more! It is very informative and entirely based on science. Be sure to check out:
Now, get ready. The ultrasounds below are fantastic!
Amazing UltraSounds & Photos
As you will see through this and the following ultrasounds, the fetus is not a passive, dependent, nerveless, fragile vegetable, as some hold. The fetus is a young human being, whose heart starts beating as early as two weeks, and who is dynamic, responsive to its environment and the mother.
This video is breathtakingly beautiful.
Here's an ultrasound of the Wilkinson Quintuplets moving about and kicking around with explanations by their father.
And a very short ultrasound showing a very active 18 week baby girl.
Below are photos of a 21 week old baby. His name is Sam. You will be happy to know what the operation he underwent, while still in the womb, was successful and he is fine. The full story follows.
What do these photos demonstrate to you? If you ask your friends what they think, you will get some spectacular responses ranging from shock and joy, to awe and wonderment.
Baby Samuel Alexander Armas
A 21-Week Hero!
These pictures began circulating in November of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon, Dr. Joseph Bruner.
The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta, and she knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville , he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.
During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby.
As Dr.Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr.Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.
The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, 'Hand of Hope.' The text explaining the picture begins, 'The tiny hand of 21-week- old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.'
Little Samuel's mother said they 'wept for days' when they saw the picture. She said, 'The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person.' Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.
After you see these actual pictures... please bring them to the attention of others. Send them on emails or send friends to this page.
The world needs a healing – some joy –
the world needs to see these!
Here's another 21 week old hero! This time a female!
World's Most Premature Baby - Amillia
Goes Home After Early Birth
Her parents named her for a Latin word meaning "resilient, fighter, hardworking."
http://www.lifenews.com/state2108.html By Steven Ertelt - LifeNews.com Editor - February 20, 2007
Miami, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Amillia Taylor is fighting for her life and the odds are against her. She was born at just 21 weeks into the pregnancy four months ago at Miami's Baptist Children's Hospital. With no baby born before 23 weeks surviving at length, Amillia has gone home to be cared for under the watchful eye of her parents.
Taylor was just 284 grams (10 ounces) and 24 centimeters (9.25 inches) long when she was born and doctors typically say that babies weighing less than 400 grams have very little change of surviving.
Babies born at full-term typically spent 37 to 40 weeks inside their mothers before delivery.Her mother, 37 year-old Sonja Taylor, faced fertility issues and used in-vitro fertilization to conceive Amillia.
But she battled problems throughout the pregnancy.
Mother delivered baby Amillia 21 weeks on October 24. Amillia was barely breathing. Her parents named her for a Latin word meaning "resilient, fighter, hardworking."
The resilient fighter hasn't given up and her parents told the media about their daughter's spirit."I'm still in amazement," Sonja said.
"It was hard to imagine she would get this far.""I wanted her to have a chance, and I knew in my heart that she was going to make it," she added.Dr. William Smalling told the Associated Press on Monday that physicians treating Amillia "weren't too optimistic. But she proved us all wrong."
"She's going to be in a normal crib, she's going to have normal feedings, she's taking all her feedings from a bottle," Smalling said. Amillia has dealt with some breathing issues, very mild brain hemorrhage and digestive problems since her birth but none of them will cause any negative long-term effects."We can deal with lungs and things like that but, of course, the brain is the most important," Dr. Paul Fassbach told AP.
"But her prognosis is excellent!"
Here is an ultrasound from YouTube of a 20 week old baby -- just one week younger than Baby Amilia:
Following is another ultrasound from YouTube of a 12 week. This female baby likes to swim around. Her parents lovingly called this ultrasound, "The Mermaid".
Here is an ultrasound video from YouTube -- that puts it all together -- showing baby moving, sucking its thumb, listening to
Mom's heartbeat (a soothing sound to babies in the womb) and cuddling against
These videos from YouTube sum it all up.
Another Nick Cannon Video:
It is hoped that this page will confirm for people on both sides of the issue (pro-choice and pro-life) that the tiny developing embryo is indeed a human who delightfully begins to display human traits and qualities very early in its development -- such as pleasurable responses when mom eats sweet foods and responses of dislike when mom eats bitter foods, bodily movements away from anything uncomfortable, or the child's calming response to familiar and friendly sounds.
More ultrasounds, videos, Jennifer's Story, the story of Laura Smith, healing testimonies, adoption-alternative success, etc -- see