‘In the Womb’: Amazing 4-D Footage of Unborn Baby (8/09)

The two-hour National Geographic documentary ‘In the Womb’ is now available on YouTube in 9 parts.  Originally aired in 2005, the documentary used revolutionary techniques in computer imaging and 4-D ultrasounds to present stunning images of the developing embryo, taking viewers through the amazing journey of the unborn baby from conception to birth. The video presents a remarkable visual apologetic for the pro-life message that human life begins with fertilization. Showing the continuous development of the unborn child from conception to birth, it shatters all attempts to pinpoint any other time as the beginning of life.  While portraying images of the sperm and egg coming together, the narrator explains, “Once within the egg wall, the sperm’s nucleus is drawn toward the egg’s. The two cells gradually and gracefully become one. “This is the moment of conception,” he declares, “when an individual’s unique set of DNA is created, a human’s signature that never existed before, and will never be repeated.” The narrator goes on to explain how all of the characteristics of the human body are laid out in the first weeks of life. “Over the course of the first trimester, or first three months, this single egg will begin to transform itself into a fully-formed baby,” he says.  “But all the features of the human body, limbs, nerves, organs, muscles will be mapped out in the fragile first weeks.” Through vivid computer-generated images, we are shown how at 4 weeks the black dots that will become the baby’s eyes have already formed, as well as the “emerging buds” along her body that will grow into her limbs.  By six...