Here are some “facts of life” our dads and moms never tell us. It’s nice to know facts so one can think based on knowledge, not just self-biased emotionalism. That is especially true in discussing “hot-button” issues, so here are some “facts of life” regarding preborn babies.
Preborn baby facts:
Eighteen days of conception: baby’s heart begins to beat;
Forty-three days of conception: brain coordinates movement;
Six weeks of conception: facial features are visible, eyelids form, muscle system is developed;
Seven weeks of conception: a baby can hiccup;
Eight weeks of conception: every organ is present and functioning; brain waves can be measured;
Nine weeks of conception: permanent individual fingerprints;
Ten weeks of conception: baby can feel pain and/ or discomfort;
Three months of conception: baby can smile and suck thumb;
So may these “facts of life” give intelligence to our thinking and knowledge.