THE BABY'S DEVELOPMENT

abortion destroys a baby

BABY AT 6 WEEKS AFTER CONCEPTION

-The baby's heart begins beating between 18 and 24 days, even before the mother knows she is pregnant.

-The baby moves his arms and legs at 6 weeks.

-At 43 days his brain waves can be read, his heart is beating sturdily, his stomach produces digestive juices, the liver produces blood cells.

BABY AT 8 WEEKS AFTER CONCEPTION

BEFORE BIRTH THE BABY LIVES SURROUNDED BY WATER

    The baby is surrounded by water which is called the amniotic sac.  He lives, breathes and swims in this amniotic fluid.  At eight weeks the baby opens his mouth and drinks the fluid.  Tests have shown when a needle is inserted into the amniotic sac and the point sticks the baby he feels pain and immediately moves away from the needle.  Further tests have shown that if a sweet solution is added to the fluid he drinks more; but if a sour or bitter solution is added, he drinks much less.

At 8 weeks the baby is completely formed: all of his organs are functioning, he even urinates and has his very own finger prints. At this age he does feel pain, he kicks his legs, moves his feet and tiny toes and fingers, even makes a strong fist.

BABY AT 10-12 WEEKS AFTER CONCEPTION

-At 11 weeks he sucks his thumb, and has his fingernails. The placenta continues to supply food and oxygen, the child can make complex facial expressions and even smile. All bodily systems are becoming more efficient.

-At 16 weeks, only 5 inches long, the child can use hands to grasp, can swim and turn somersaults.

--The 18 week old child is active and energetic, flexes muscles, punches and kicks.  Now the mother feels the childs's movements.   Before modern science, some said that at this time--the time of   "quickening"--life begins.  But the child's development actually began at conception, 18 weeks earlier.

DEVELOPMENTAL LANDMARKS

Day one -- Conception

One week -- Attaches to wall of womb

Two weeks -- Stops mother's menstrual period

Three weeks -- Heart is beating

Six weeks -- Brain waves measurable
                     Moves and responds to touch

8 weeks -- Heartbeat can be heard on office
                  ultrasonic stethoscope

                  Heart has been beating for one month

                  EKG -- electrocardiogram can be
                               done

                  Brain Waves -- were measurable 2
                                            weeks ago

                  Feels Pain -- and responds to touch

                  Sucks Thumb

                  Grasps -- instrument paced in his/her
                                  palm

                   Swims -- with a natural swimmer's stroke

 

2 months -- Body completely formed, even fingerpints

3 months -  All organ systems functioning

After three months -- Nothing new develops or functions.  There is only growth in size and
                                   maturity.

 

DIAGRAMS AND PICTURES AND OTHER INFORMATION ON FETAL DEVELOPMENT:   FROM CONCEPTION THROUGH BIRTH ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING SITES:

FETAL DEVELOPMENT
http://www.med.upenn.edu/meded/public/berp/overview/BV_1.html

FETAL DEVELOPMENT
http://www.babycenter.com/fetaldevelopment/

ULTRASOUND IMAGES
http://www.unborn.com/window/welcome1.htm

THE MIRACLE OF LIFE
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/3602/Tracey.htm

 

 

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