Animation - Baby Development Animation
Baby animation is the process of showing what your developing fetus looks like at various stages of your pregnancy. It shows the developing fetus in your uterus, often in using 3-D technology. Embryo animation shows what the typical baby looks like in its earliest stages of development and it's possible to get all stages of pregnancy animation as well to get a better idea what's happening in your growing belly. With baby development animation, the camera zooms in on the developing baby and pans from left to right to allow views from all angles.
It's more common to find animation of the various stages of your growing fetus, but there are also many placenta animations available. These animations may not be as exciting because they don't show the formation of a tiny human being, but they show the source of food crucial for the growth of this tiny human. Your growing baby from its embryo to full-term stage needs oxygen and nutrition. And once your baby starts to urinate, she'll also need something to remove her wastes. This is all accomplished by the placenta.
The placenta is a flat, slab-like organ connected to the uterine wall. On average it's nine inches long and up to one inch thick and weighs one pound. It's a maroon or dark reddish-blue color and connects to the developing baby with a 22- to 24-inch umbilical cord. The surface of the placenta is uneven because of a network of vessels.
It's impossible to actually see the development of the placenta. But medical technology and research has allowed for the creation of animations that show the entire development process and how the placenta works to keep your baby alive and healthy. With 3-D technology, it makes the animations even more realistic.
Pregnancy 3-D animation isn't like what you'd see in a movie theater. In a movie theater you need to wear special glasses to make the images look like they're popping out of the screen at you. In the medical community, 3-D human embryo development animation and fetus animation simply means that you'll be able to see all sides of what your baby looks like during each stage of growth, instead of having a flat two-dimensional image. The same is true of a 3-D image of your baby with a special ultrasound machine. Your baby will not pop out of the screen at you with this type of ultrasound. But you will be able to see all of his sides including his chubby rounded cheeks (depending, of course, on when you get the ultrasound) in three dimensions. Traditional ultrasounds are two-dimensional basically letting you see just one side of your baby at one time.
Sources for Baby Development Animation
The best sources for animation video pregnancy are pregnancy-related websites and online publications. These are accurate and based on medical research. Various medical institutions, like the University of Pennsylvania Health System have fetal development animation. Some of their animations are interactive. There are also animations geared towards children to help you explain the process of conception, baby gender and birth to siblings.
There are also some blogs that provide good embryo and fetus animations. One such blog is Biology Animations which also show animations of events all listed in alphabetical order.
There are limited sources for abnormal baby development animation. It's possible to find animation about atypical pregnancies like multiples and the occasional ectopic pregnancy animation. The possible reason for this is that the majority of new parents are more interested in seeing in detail the development of a healthy child instead of watching in horror animation about all the possible abnormalities that could occur. It can be challenging enough simply reading about them! But if you are extremely interested in finding animations about abnormal baby development, your health practitioner may be able to direct you to medical websites not known by the general public.