In the Womb

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In the Womb

  • 1995 ----- color ----- 25 min ----- vhs
  • (Body Atlas, The series, Part 1) The story of a new human life covers the most important nine months in our seventy year span; the time spent in the womb. From a single fertilized cell, barely visible to the unaided eye, the program follows the growth of the embryo as its head and heart develop--while it is less than one inch long. With the first bones, at nine weeks, we see the embryo become a fetus. When nine months have passed, it's time for the most dangerous journey in life; the four-inch journey down the birth canal. At birth, the baby still has a long way to grow but it's already a perfectly formed and functioning new human being. (A study guide is available upon request)
  • Topics: (Biology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Physiology, Zoology)