One of the most amazing things in life is child birth.
The joy of the expecting couple as they await the arrival of their baby is truly a sight to behold.
However, not too many people give a thought to what happens during conception and within the nine months prior to delivery.
Its amazing how two people meet, they get married and have sexual intercourse and nine months later they have a child.
– Man meets woman and ejaculates in her vagina.
– The millions of sperms travel through the womb to meet an ovary just waiting to be fertilised by just one sperm cell.
– The lucky sperm cell fertilises the ovary and the fertilised ovary travels to attach itself in to the uterine wall (called implantation)
– Once implanted the fertilised ovary starts to undergo some amazing transformation.
– Within the gestation period of nine months for humans. The fertilised ovary starts off looking similar to that of any other species of animal
– Eventually the attributes that make us – us! Begin to materialise.
– The umbilical cord is attached, it is through this chord that the baby feeds while in the womb.
– Soon the internal organs start to grow, the brain, heart, kidneys, liver all start to develop.
– The physical attributes of the infant is also visible within the first trimester.
– Soon the child’s sex starts to become more apparent and in the womb the baby does some really amazing stuff like sucking on their fingers and playing with their toes and even tugging on the umbilical cord.
– At this point the baby is about to be born and it will normally start to turn head wards towards the vaginal opening.
– All things being equal once the mothers amniotic sac (i.e. When the mothers water broke) is broken it’s time for delivery.
– The baby is push out as a result of a series of contractions by the mother during “labour”
– At the end of the day the baby is born, healthy and strong.
It truly is a wonder of nature how a baby is conceived and born. It is a humbling experience that all couples should go through at least once in their lifetime.
Source: Healthy Food Team