National Geographic Explores the Hidden World 'In The Womb'

From 4-D Ultrasound Imagery to Revolutionary In Utero Surgery, Advanced Technology Takes You Into the Womb  From the moment of conception, every human embryo embarks on an incredible nine-month odyssey of development fraught with uncertainty. Now, cutting-edge technology makes it possible to open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester in amazing new detail. National Geographic Channel (NGC) has presented "In the Womb," a two-hour special that uses the latest advances in technology to take viewers on the incredible adventure of a developing new life.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Related:  Your Developing Baby: Video Clips http://www.yourdevelopingbaby.com/sampleChapters/4.htm  (12 weeks) http://www.yourdevelopingbaby.com/sampleChapters/7.htm  (various ages) http://www.yourdevelopingbaby.com/sampleChapters/10.htm  (twins) http://www.yourdevelopingbaby.com/index.htm    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    Revolutionary 3-D and 4-D ultrasound imagery sheds light on the delicate, dark world of a fetus. Viewers will also have the chance to witness a rare fetoscope operation performed in the hope of correcting life-threatening complications before birth. While 2-D black-and-white ultrasound images have become commonplace, their crude resolution and technical limitations offer only partial insight into the developing fetus. But space-age advancements in computer technology permit the creation of 3-D scans that transform those same shadow images into life-like pictures of the developing fetus. "In the Womb" features even more remarkable 4-D technology that adds the element of time to those 3-D pictures to produce action sequences of the fetus in real time. "In the Womb" uses 4-D images to take an in-depth look into a mysterious world and chart unprecedented details throughout the stages of pregnancy. Witness the journey's beginning, as the embryo travels down the fallopian tube and implants itself into the uterine wall. Go...