A Smaller I: Conception to Birth

by Richard Dryden

Publisher: Rufus-Pi Imprint

Publication Date: March 12, 2018

ISBN: 9780992959920

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This is a brief illustrated summary of how a baby develops before birth. Beginning with fertilisation of the ovum by a sperm, the three main periods of prenatal development are shown: the pre-implantation period lasting for 7 days after conception, the embryonic period lasting for the next 7 weeks, and the fetal period lasting for 7 months up to the time of birth. The changing external appearances of the embryo, fetus and supporting membranes are clearly shown in the drawings, together with their relationship with maternal tissues, and the accompanying text highlights the key events at each stage. This book gives an ideal starting point for someone beginning a study of human embryology, for example a student of medicine, midwifery, or nursing, and will also be of interest to anyone curious about how a baby develops before birth.