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“Walking” in the womb

June 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Tonight I showed the girls these pictures posted by the BBC

A new type of ultrasound scan has produced vivid pictures of a 12 week-old foetus “walking” in the womb.

The girls enjoyed the photos, finishing their dinners with speed so they could see them. It lead to a little discussion about placentas, umbilical cords and ultrasounds…sounds like I’ll be learning more too…

When I was pregnant with Elisabeth, I saw a flyer advertising 3-D ultrasounds for $300. I avoid having any unnecessary scans or ultrasounds during pregnancy, but looking at these photos makes me wish we had some how been able to see our baby yawning and smiling inside me.

[hat tip to one of my homeschooling yahoogroups]

Tags: motherhood

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  • 1 OrangeZen // Jun 30, 2004 at 9:52 am


    Those British people and their funny spelling…
    Julie Leung pointed out an article on the BBC website about a new kind of ultrasound technology that allows the baby to be viewed in 3D instead of 2D as is the current method