Your Baby's Fetal Development
Parents.com partners with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM), Johns Hopkins, and the March of Dimes to show you a very intimate and unique look into your baby's development inside the womb. Through a series of trimester slideshows, this project reveals all the intricate details of fetal growth and development -- from a collection of cells to a full-term newborn.
"The March of Dimes is very pleased to partner with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Parents.com on this ultrasound image project," says Alan R. Fleischman, M.D., medical director of the March of Dimes. "This project expands our educational efforts to help all women have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies."
"Many women of childbearing age would like to see a realistic view of a fetus as it develops during pregnancy, and we hope the project will encourage good preconception and prenatal care," adds Dr. Fleischman. "We also hope to encourage health care providers to offer early ultrasound for gestational dating as a routine part of their practice. Better dating could help prevent many inadvertent premature deliveries."