Child birth is a momentous occasion in all human cultures across the globe, and if you’ve ever witnessed one it’s easy to understand why. A new life enters the world, but the journey stars well before labor. Here‘s an incredible photo gallery showcasing a typical fetal development from ovary implantation to its final chapter.

 

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