Here you’ll find 5 fetal development videos showing the development of your baby from conception to birth. Don’t be surprised if they bring tears to your eyes. They did to mine. Children are true miracles and time goes by so quickly.
Watching these fetal development videos and thinking back on my own pregnancies make me want to stop time.
If you are still pregnant, place a hand on your belly and watch the development inside your womb from sperm to baby. If you are not pregnant, watch anyway.
Did you know that:
- Already 18 days after conception, your baby’s heart begins to beat.
- 7 weeks pregnant, your baby can move his arms
- 42 days after conception, it is possible to register brain waves in your baby
- At 11 weeks pregnant, all body systems are already developed and your baby even has tiny finger nails.
- At 16 weeks, your baby has his very own, unique finger prints
- At 17 weeks pregnant, REM sleep is recorded, which may indicate that your baby is already having dreams.
- By 24 weeks pregnant, your baby can hear your voice and remember it!
- 28 weeks pregnant, your baby has more than 95% chance of surviving if being born.
- When your baby has completed the 37th week of pregnancy, he is considered full-term, if being born. By then development is completed.
Wonderful Fetal Development Videos
The first video is a wonderful Ted Talks video with a visualization of the development of the fetus from conception to birth. I love this one – definitely worth the honor of being a TED Talk.
The second video is also a TED Talk. This time, the video is not as visually fascinating, but I find it truly amazing to learn about all the things babies actually learn while still in the womb! They are certainly not a blank sheet of paper when entering our world!
Now get yourself a nice cup of tea and a comfortable place to sit, because here is a 1.5 hours long, fantastic video about the baby grows in the womb. Already watched by over 9 million people and definitely worth your time!
This fourth video will show the development of the baby in the womb through ultrasound videos, both in 2D and 3D. Beautiful!
Number five is an animation of how the baby grows in the womb. Such a beautiful journey!
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How did you feel when watching these fetal development videos? Did they touch your heart too? Let me know in the Comments!
Paula Dennholt founded Easy Baby Life in 2006 and has been a passionate parenting and pregnancy writer since then. Her parenting approach and writing are based on studies in cognitive-behavioral models and therapy for children and her experience as a mother and stepmother. Life as a parent has convinced her of how crucial it is to put relationships before rules. She strongly believes in positive parenting and a science-based approach.
Paula cooperates with a team of pediatricians who assist in reviewing and writing articles.