Have you often wondered what it must be like inside the womb for the baby? Is it too dark? Is it cold and wet, or warm inside? Pregnant women are generally advised to talk to the baby once he/she develops ears. From here on, parents are amazed how the little growing fetus moves inside the body. What triggers their curiosity further is when the baby reacts to their voices or to the light and darkness outside. Sometimes, parents wish their little baby could talk back from inside the womb so that they can know what’s really going on! While that may not be possible, here is a video that should help. Using Computer Generated Image technology and ultrasound references, this video gives an insight into the journey of pregnancy – from the time the tiny little sperms enter the womb until the final hours of birth.
What The Video Reveals
To begin with, you see a sudden gush of sperms enter the woman’s body. These tiny yet extremely motile specks move at a high speed, each vying with the other to be the first to fertilize the egg. Once the fittest of these enters the egg, the egg closes down. Soon, the 2-cell nuclei fuse together forming a zygote. The zygote then burrows into the uterus. The placenta and umbilical cord start to form. Thereafter, the zygote becomes an embryo and forms a C-shape. It now develops a fully functional heart, spinal cord, gastrointestinal tract, brain, blood, and blood vessels.
As we move along we see the embryo budding out paddle-shaped arms and legs. The head starts to develop and so do the lenses of the eyes. The embryo develops facial features like nostrils, ears, and lips. However, it is the brain that starts developing rapidly now. The body also starts to show gradual movements and straightens out a bit. The heart is nearly completely developed. As the lungs start to develop, the embryo, which is now a fetus, shows occasional breathing movements. It is now that the genitals start forming and take a distinct male or female form.
The eyelids and upper lip also form along with hair follicles. The fingers, which were webbed earlier, now become distinct. The fetus’ ears and hearing start developing. As the fetal movements continue to increase, the bones begin to develop. With distinct facial features, the fetus is now a baby. The baby’s height and weight now begin to increase with each passing week. Occasionally, the baby might start sucking thumb and may also experience hiccups, which help in strengthening the diaphragm. The baby may even start opening his/her eyes occasionally. All other organs in the body continue to develop. From here on your baby continues to grow in terms of length and weight until the time of delivery.
Until the D-day arrives, the baby whiles away the time playing with his/her own fingers and placenta. He/she will also increasingly, and regularly, start responding to all your movements. The baby can not only hear your voice but will also move if you were to hold a torchlight near your bump.
And then comes the D-Day! Your baby takes the head-down position in preparation for the birth. As the skull bones fuse, the baby will start pushing against the cervix. As you experience increasing labor pains, your baby also makes great attempts to push against the cervical opening, all the while dealing with the constant pressure from your upper body. And, then comes the moment when the head is finally out! Phew!
Watching this video gave me goosebumps as it made me relive those precious moments of my pregnancy. It was amazing to watch how a tiny speck of sperm grew into a full-fledged living, breathing human being. At the end of the video, my belief has been strengthened again that birthing is nothing short of a miracle! Watch this video here:
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