Embryos breathe according to Biology of Prenatal Development, distributed by NatGeo

Biology of Prenatal Development DVD

I read in a comment recently that the preborn do not breathe. Well, here is the refutation of that in the DVD, Biology of Prenatal Development (available from National Geographic, thanks for pointing that out, Jesurgislac), quoted below from the documentation and script on the EHD website.


From Chapter 34 “Breathing” Motion and Urination:

Although there is no air in the uterus, the embryo displays intermittent breathing motions by 8 weeks.[100]

See my previous post, Human from the moment of conception, for more on this. I’ll be writing about this as time goes on, as I learn more.


About Disciple

I am a pro-life activist, blogger, writer, poet, singer songwriter, musician, photographer, nerd, bookworm and Mac fan. I have two dogs, one of whom is well-travelled. (I had three for a while after adopting a senior dog, but he has now passed away, and the pack is back to two girl dogs. One was born after, the days of mammoth road trips.) And the most important thing is: I was received into Holy Mother Church in 1996 and, through the grace of God, I love Christ and His Church more with every passing day. Thanks be to God!
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3 Responses to Embryos breathe according to Biology of Prenatal Development, distributed by NatGeo

  1. LuceMichael says:

    wow, great information Disciple. I’ll be mentioning this in my Religious Education class. thanks!

    • Disciple says:

      You’re welcome, Luce. :) I hope you’ll get a copy of the DVD too. I’m looking forward to getting mine soon. I can hardly wait to watch it. And add it to my growing list of things I plan to review here. :)

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