Fetus In The Womb Research Paper

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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of stars. We are made of starstuff.” This quote from Carl Sagan explains the complexity of the miracle of life. According to the World Health Organization, pregnancy is the nine months or so for which a woman carries a developing embryo and fetus in her womb. The combination of forty-six chromosomes, twenty-three from the father, and twenty-three from the mother, give the push to the domino effect of constructing a human being from scratch. In this essay, be prepared to learn about the developing fetus in the womb, as well as the mother's’ side effects to carrying the fetus. Also, be prepared to learn
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The eyes begin to shift to the front of the face, and eyelids begin their development. The palate is nearing closer to completion, and the tongue starts its formation in the area of the mouth. Before the seventh week, the gastrointestinal tract and the urogenital passages formed one tube. Now, they begin to separate and create two passages, and the gastrointestinal tract enters in the area near the umbilical cord for further nutrition. At the mark of its second month in development, the embryo now begins to resemble a human being. “The external genitals appears, but the sex of the baby is not clearly identifiable.” (Davidson 211) The circulatory system through the umbilical cord is well established, the long bones are beginning to form, and the large muscles are now capable of contracting. After its eighth week, the embryo reaches another milestone, and is now reclassified as a fetus. “The fetus now has every organ system and external structures prepared, and for the next seven months, growth is devoted to refining these structures and perfecting their functions.” (Davidson 211) From here on out, we will look at its development by the month, as development begins to slow. In the third month of the fetus’s gestation, the face is well formed, with a nose, chin, and set of ears looking like an adults. The eyelids are also completely developed, and will begin to close. They will not open until the seventh month of…show more content…
The bones are now fully developed but are soft and flexible, to help aide in the process of birth. The fetus begins storing iron, calcium, and phosphorus, which will be used to solidify the bones once it is out of the womb. The nails begin to form, and by the eighth month, they will reach the ends of the fingertips. The fetus is considered full term when it reaches the eighth month, or about weeks thirty-eight and forty. The skin begins to develop a more polished look, giving the fetus more of a baby look. As the fetus grows, amniotic fluid begins to decrease in volume, as the body begins to take up more space. The head begins to point towards the cervix, preparing for birth, thus completing the creation of the human
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