Making of a Child!

  Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson spent 12 years of his life taking pictures of the foetus. Look how a Child is born: Photographs of the foetus developing in the womb, by Lennart Nilsson Developing in the womb. These incredible photographs were taken with conventional cameras with macro lenses, an endoscope and scanning electron microscope. Nilsson used a magnification of hundreds of thousands and “worked” right in the womb. His first photo of the human foetus was taken in 1965. 1. Sperm in the fallopian tube


2. The egg cell

2 the egg cell

3. Will they have a date?

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4. The fallopian tube

the Fallopian tube

5. Two sperms are contacting with the egg cell

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6. The winning sperm

the winning sperm 6

7. Winning Moments

winning moments7

8. The sperm 5-6 days.The clump has developed into a blastocyst, containing many more cells,and has entered the womb

sperm 5-6 days8

9. Eight days.The human embryo is attached to a wall of the uterus

human embryo9

10. The brain starts to develop in the human embryo

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11. Twenty four days.The one-month-old embryo has no skeleton yet.There is only a heart that starts beating on the 18th day

one mnth embryo11

12. Four Weeks


13. Five weeks.Approximately 9 mm.You can now distinguish the face with holes for eyes,nostrils and mouth

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14. Forty days.Embryonic cells form the placenta.This organ connects the embryo to the uterine wall allowing nutrient uptake,waste elimination and gas exchange via the woman’s blood supply


15. Eight weeks.The rapidly-growing embryo is well protected in the foetal sac

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16. Ten weeks. The eyelids are semi-shut. They will close completely in a few days

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17. Sixteen weeks.The foetus uses its hands to explore its own body and its surroundings

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18. The skeleton consists mainly of flexible cartridge.A network of blood vessels is visible through the thin skin

visible blood vessels18

19. Eighteen weeks.Approximately 14 cm.The foetus can now perceive sounds from the outside world

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20. Nineteen Weeks

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21. Twenty weeks. Approximately 20 cm. Woolly hair, known as lanugo, covers the entire head

20 weeks

22. Twenty Four weeks

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23. Twenty Six Weeks


24. Six months.The little human is getting ready to leave the uterus.It turns upside down because it will be easier to get out this way


25. Thirty Six weeks. The child will see the world in 4 weeks

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Ishita Kapoor

Ishita Kapoor

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