A Child Is Born
This entirely new full-color edition of the classic bestseller on the miracle of human reproduction contains historic new photographs of life before birth. Never before seen are color photographs of the explosion of the ripened egg, the "winning sperm", and the very first brain cells.
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In the Beginning
The First Few Weeks
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abdominal amniocentesis amniotic fluid amniotic sac anesthetic Assoc baby's become begins blastocyst blood cells bloodstream bone born brain breasts bryo cause cervix cesarean section chemical child chorionic chromosomes cilia clinic contains contractions couples damage delivery doctor early embryo endometrium eyes Fallopian tube feel female fertilized ovum fetal blood fetus fetus's follicle genes genetic give birth grow hair head heart human important inch infections infertility insert inside the uterus Karolinska Hospital labor later layer male malformations maternity membrane menstrual period method midwife miscarriage months mother mucus muscles newborn baby normal nutrient cells organs ovaries ovulation ovum wall oxygen pain relief parents pelvic picture pituitary gland placenta preg produced Prof progesterone risk roughly rupture sample sex hormone sex organs sexual skin sometimes sperm stage tail takes place testicles tiny tion umbilical cord urine usually uterine uterus vagina woman woman's body women