gallery | Growth + Gestation: a baby’s head in the womb

Source: Kurzweil

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A gallery of fetal growth + gestation. For infants, the final stage of development in the womb can pose serious risks. Babies can flip and turn upside-down, become entangled in the umbelical cord, and finally — during childbirth — their head experiences extreme pressure as they travel down the birth canal.

In recent news, physicians are imaging infants in utero, and also while they’re being born, with MRI technology. The pictures produced this way can be stitched together — with the help of computers — to create high-definition 3-D models of the newborn before it came out of the womb, and after. Startling


about | fetal development

The weeks of pregnancy are grouped into 3 trimesters:

  • first trimester: 0 –to– 13 weeks | mos. one –to– three
  • second trimester: 14 –to– 27 weeks | mos. four –to– seven
  • third trimester: 28 –to– 40 weeks | mos. seven –to– nine



first trimester | pregnancy: 0 –to– 13 weeks


pregnancy at: 4 weeks


pregnancy at: 5 weeks


pregnancy at: 6 weeks


pregnancy at: 7 weeks


pregnancy at: 8 weeks


pregnancy at: 9 weeks


pregnancy at: 10 weeks


pregnancy at: 11 weeks


pregnancy at: 12 weeks


pregnancy at: 13 weeks


second trimester | pregnancy: 14 –to– 27 weeks


pregnancy at: 14 weeks


pregnancy at: 15 weeks


pregnancy at: 16 weeks


pregnancy at: 17 weeks


pregnancy at: 18 weeks


pregnancy at: 19 weeks


pregnancy at: 20 weeks


pregnancy at: 21 weeks


pregnancy at: 22 weeks


pregnancy at: 23 weeks


images above: by Pampers • Procter + Gamble


— notes —

MRI = magnetic resonance imaging
P + G = Procter + Gamble


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