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How a Baby Develops Inside Mother's Womb: From an Embryo to a Child

BY: Amna Adnan | Category: Biology | Submitted: 2010-07-30 06:07:43
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Article Summary: "This article contains different stages of child's development during the nine months of pregnancy. When the sperm from the male and egg from the female unite, an earliest form of life comes into being that is embryo. .."

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God has made every living thing in pairs. When the sperm from the male and egg from the female unite, an earliest form of life comes into being that is embryo.

During the life cycle of child's development, male's sperm and female's egg fertilize and form a structure that is called as zygote. Zygote is the most initial structure in the process of child's development. Cells in the zygote divide by the mitotic division and get double in number that is two cells divide into four and four cells divide into eight daughter cells and the process goes on. When so many cells are produced, they start differentiating and adopt different properties and functions.

An embryo is an organism during the early stages of development. The branch of science which deals with the study of embryo is called as embryology. Embryo starts developing when the egg is fertilized and cells start multiplying at the zygotic level. The zygote turns into an embryo. It is not able to survive on its own but needs food and other necessary components from the other source that is usually the mother.

Stages of Development:-
An embryo undergoes following stages of development to become a complete independent organism.

First Month:-
In the first week of child's development, the ovum stays in the uterine tube. It becomes fertilized at the upper part of the uterine tube. From that point, slowly it moves down and reaches into the uterus. During this period, the ovum keeps multiplying and undergoes segmentation. The process is called implantation.

During the sexual intercourse, many sperm enter the woman, but there is only one which succeeded to enter the egg. A sperm is a tadpole like structure. When it enters the egg, it leaves its tail outside and the other part enters the egg. The tail contains the mitochondria. So when it enters the egg, mitochondrion is left outside. When a child develops, all the cells of the body have the mitochondria from the mother. After sperm's entry into the egg, the egg wall toughens up stopping other sperm to enter the egg. A child gets half of the DNA from his father and half part from his mother.

When egg reaches the uterus, it attaches itself to the uterus wall. Now it has gotten the shape of a little ball. The cells outside the ball develop into placenta and cells present inside the ball become the baby. After the woman conceives, a hormone is released from her body called progesterone, which tells the woman that now she will not have periods until the nine months.

Second Month:-
Now the fertilized egg or little ball is called as the embryo. It is of very small size and its cells are distinguished in three different layers. Brain and nerves and other simple things like hair and tooth enamel are produced by the first layer. Middle layer is involved in the formation of bones, muscles and blood vessels. Heart and some parts of the lungs are also formed by this layer. Urinary tract, kidneys, intestines and other parts of the lungs are developed by the inner layer. A place is formed at each end of the embryo, one near the heart and lungs will be the head and the other will develop into anus.

When the embryo reaches sixth week, small bumps will start producing. They will develop into arms and legs in the later stages. Stomach and lungs will take their places. The heart's parts which wee formed separately now fuse together and start beating. At this stage, the umbilical cord is formed in the body which is attached to the uterus from one end and to the body from other end. It will be the source of providing nourishment to the child. Now the embryo looks like a human body. Baby's eyes start emerging from the brain but they will still be at the side of the brain. Hands start developing into fingers.

Third Month:-
Though not mature but now the child has all the internal organs. Ovaries produce in the girls and testes in the boys at this stage. But doctors still cannot predict what the sex of the child is. In ninth week, the umbilical cord develops fully containing one large vein and one large artery. The embryo is no more an embryo now but it develops into a fetus. Eyelids form on the eyes and eyes take their actual position in front of the brain. Now baby looks like a human. The eyes are closed yet.

Fourth Month:-
At this level, woman starts showing the sign that she is pregnant because her tummy takes the shape of a bump. Finger nails start producing and gallbladder makes bile at this stage. This stage completely shows the sex organs of the child and a couple can know about the sex of their child. The hair begin to grow on the head, eyelashes and eye brows. Hair also produces on overall body of the child in swirling manner but they disappear shortly after birth. At this stage woman does not have any fear of miscarriage. The amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus. This fluid is removed when the child swallows it but it does not harm the child's body. Fetus becomes 5 inches long at this stage.

Fifth Month:-
At this stage, baby starts kicking the mother and starts exploring the world he is living in. the number of the nerve cells grow rapidly in the brain. Baby starts hearing the sounds of the surrounding environment like sound of blood vessels. It is an unbelievable fact that if the child is a girl, it will start producing its own eggs which after many years will undergo the same process. First stool forms in the child which is called as meconium. Baby's skin will be covered up with a yellow substance called vernix. The hair or lanugo will protect the body from amniotic fluids and keep it at its place. The baby is now 7 inches long.

Sixth Month:-
Bones get hardened at this stage as well as child gains weight and other can also see that baby is moving. It can also hear the noises of the outside world. His lungs are developed fully now and they are ready to take breath. The eyes are still closed.

Seventh Month:-
At this stage, the baby's legs are fully formed and it can now change its position. A mother can feel herself that child is changing positions. Baby's eyelids completely developed and baby gets its eyesight. Now he is not only able to see but also can hear. The bran rapidly develops and takes its shape in the form of wrinkles. Each part of the brain knows its duty that is speech, hearing, seeing etc. if the child is a boy, hs testicle will move to its original place.

Eighth Month:-
Now the baby is fully developed and waiting for his departure from the womb. Many antibodies enter the child's body from mother's immune system so that he does not get any infections after birth. Breastfeeding can make child's immune system stronger.

Ninth Month:-
At this stage the baby is fully developed and ready to come out. In some cases, child is born through normal way but if there are some complications regarding the birth of the child then doctors do caesarian.

A child completes the woman and she feels very happy after having a child.

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Comments on this article: (54 comments so far)

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Natasha Kundi
2010-07-30 08:58:01 37
Amazing article! Thumbs up!
Amna Adnan - Author
2010-07-30 20:21:54 38
Thanks Natasha!
Xavier Joseph
2010-12-28 12:14:25 113
Thanks a lot for the information provided.
Sirajul Islam
2011-01-04 23:27:20 116
Thanks for giving the details regarding the amazing environment (world) of processing of a baby in mother's woomb.rnrnrnrgds.rnrnrnsislam
2011-01-05 02:16:26 117
Thanks for information. It was very helpful.
2011-05-18 12:13:45 168
its really amazing to have two heartbeats in one body. Allah is great.
2011-06-09 06:39:56 183
it's really helpfull for us who is bearing a baby...........thanks for the article
2011-06-21 22:47:39 187
good article for would be mothers.
2011-07-25 16:03:16 198
God is worderful @ his miraculuos work & his to be praised . thank u too for yuor wonderful information which is sooo important to us .
Pepienwotui Odette Gwekeh
2011-08-09 08:55:26 207
I can just believe the miracle God is really great. How can a mere egg and sperm become a human being? Let give thanks to God for his miracle in the world as a whole
2011-10-05 04:30:28 221
Very Good Information. But I would like to ask you today's world if the child has got some defect, can the doctors see when they do the test and what is done for this?
Gittaboina Sreenivas
2012-12-16 05:43:16 366
Thanks a lot for the valuable information. The mirculous development of gods creation was revealed completely. The myth/ blind belief that the sex of the child is completely changed by tree medicine is an irrelevant issue since it is given in fourth month when the baby has developed the sexual organs . Thanks for ur valuable information
2013-03-17 05:30:25 583
Long Information which is well precised , which becomes easy to understand. Great Work dear....
2013-03-19 10:32:34 586
Amna, excellent work done. JajakAllah
abhishek sharma
2013-03-23 11:31:31 588
When someones wife got pregnant he is very much worried about his wife but this kind of brief explanation will surely give him a sigh of relief.
costantine joseph
2013-05-01 03:50:16 615
Thanks for the good informations about child development in the mother's womb,but i want to know the complications which can face a pregnant mother.
nafees unnisa
2013-05-07 10:15:43 618
thanks for this article it improve my knowledge and I feel amazing about the creation of God
2013-05-08 10:04:26 621
Thanks very much,the article is very helpful and really surprised about Allah Creation.rnrnrn
Samuel Bala
2013-05-12 21:03:46 626
How beautiful it is that God knits us in our mothers' womb. This is really awesome. A being gives birth to another being. How great is the work of God. Praise the LORD! Amen
2013-07-03 06:16:06 651
Its really an amazing article....
2013-10-08 05:11:42 698
Its an amazing article thank you so much
2014-05-14 15:38:09 785
I give glory to God..thus amazing..thanks
Thimma Reddy C R
2014-11-02 22:30:13 855
It is very useful to pregnent. This is very amazing infromation. Hence the GOD is always great.
2014-11-08 22:21:36 860
Wow, Amazing, Awesome information Iam carrying and now fifth month running. Thank U for amazing information. Thums up
2014-12-07 06:32:27 874
Tnx for diz amaizing nd awesome article its carrying a lot of information about growth of baby in womb Nd now am 6 month pregnant Alhamdulillah
Ashish verma
2015-06-14 11:37:16 946
Tnx for such an amazing information It is really beautiful to know how nature creates a sperm into a human
2015-06-19 03:23:31 948
It is a very meaningful and nice article. I love it very much
2015-06-25 10:26:58 951
Awesome presentation, thanks alot
2015-07-04 07:32:14 953
Very nice and intresting to read and know development of featus.
Olayiwola Obaloluwa Ezekiel
2015-07-05 06:05:39 954
Good work and thank so much.
2015-08-05 01:59:31 964
thank u so much for giving such a valuable information...
2015-08-11 00:43:11 965
Really excellent article
2015-09-12 23:50:10 975
Its really a wonderful article which is presented in stage wise
2015-09-21 10:36:13 978
It is something wonderful that no man can't tell how God made it.
2015-12-07 08:16:28 1012
Its like a tale.kind of fairy tale whichi gives us joy and happiness.i liked reading gave a clear vision related to the information u want.thanksrn
Priyanka kothari
2015-12-08 22:45:39 1013
I like this is very knowlegeble for preagnent lady and other also.thank a lot..
2016-02-17 03:57:50 1042
I have gained knowledge through this article. Also I got all the answers which were being raised in my mind. Thanks a lot.
Shamid Ali
2016-02-20 19:19:45 1043
thanks for this amazing information #
2016-03-22 22:02:15 1051
very good information thank a lot for the Article / message
Mr&Mrs Arbab
2016-04-05 11:46:54 1056
Thanks alot thumbs up
dhiraj tiwari
2016-04-22 06:11:57 1062
Very amazing to hear this thanks a lot
Suraj Saxena
2016-04-24 09:22:07 1063
Excellent article full of knowledge,great work I appreciate the writer.
harsh singla
2016-05-07 00:07:50 1069
Realy nice article.....great knowldge...and deaply.with very simple language
2016-05-16 18:22:36 1074
Good Article which explain Baby Stages in Mothers womb.
Jyeshtha Raj
2016-06-27 09:17:24 1087
Hats off to we girls....I mean to carry a life witbin oneself is really majestic....rnAnd dis article helps in introducing the life within a makes evry1 aware of the activities inside the womb....rnAmazing Article.
2016-07-18 05:46:31 1089
vital information. would be great if information on respiratory and drainage process are to be featured.
Arshad ayub
2016-07-18 07:53:54 1091
Very nice article, so nicely described, I thank u very much
Rakesh kumar
2016-08-10 07:37:40 1099
Very very useful article to pregnant lady .Amazing
Samuel Tan
2016-09-21 07:37:34 1114
Man is unable to explain how a fetus is form from a female egg and from a male sperm. Seems that man can only observe what had happened in the process of forming the fetus, (which your article explains, thank you) but not to explain how fetus formed in the womb. Who decides a cell is to become a back bone or part of an eye? God already explained this here: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Psalm 139: 14-15 NIV. Blessings to you...Samuel.
abdul k
2016-09-27 08:50:29 1117
Allah the quran 5 things which know one knows.. 1)The judgement day.(qayamat Kab hogi) 2)Rain.(Barsaat Kab hogi) 3)Dead.(insaan Kab marenga) 4)Tomorrow.insaan kal kya karega. 5)Mother woman.(maa ke pet main ladka hai Ya ladki.
2016-12-23 13:33:20 1145
thanks. very informative.
Sai Prasad
2017-04-15 21:13:49 1201
Nice Article, Meaning Full and Straight forward
manoj singh
2017-05-15 13:46:56 1216
thanks a lot very useful and intresting information to upgrade the knowledege
albert hayfron-benjamin
2017-07-06 09:03:16 1248
wonder article makes me realize there is an analogy with the creation of this world and the birth of a baby.From the early stage of earths formation to the production of life all can be studied by having knowledge on how baby's are made. The most beautiful aspect is the creator of life GOD HAS LEFT his umbilical chord which is the Bible so we can receive nutrition and life through his word Praise be to God for given us Jesus Christ. to save us from sin.

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