In the Womb (2005)

National Geographic

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From the moment of conception, every human embryo embarks on an incredible nine month journey of development. Now, cutting-edge technology makes it possible for National Geographic’s In the Womb to open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester in amazing new detail. Revolutionary imagery sheds light on the delicate, dark world of a fetus as never before.



This movie is actually a combination of 4-dimensional real-time sonograms and re-created “animation” of a fetus developing. I don’t mean cartoon animation, but just a re-creation of a baby in an actual womb. With both, the fetus is actually moving around and shown exactly as it develops, moves, etc. I would say there is about 5 whole minutes of 4D sonogram footage and the rest is re-creation footage (which is very detailed and much more appealing to watch).



We are currently studying biology and life science so this movie was very appropriate and fit in well with our biology books and materials. A new tidbit that I had yet to read or hear was that sperm could smell the egg, which helps them to find it. We giggled over that part, which was entirely new to us. There is only about 5 minutes devoted to actual childbirth and only one quick view of the baby’s head and shoulders being born. (Amazon)

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