Singer Beyoncé once called the heartbeat of an unborn baby “the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life.” “There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you,” she said.
The development of unborn children is nothing short of fascinating and the fetal heartbeat is no exception. A baby’s heart begins to beat 18 days from conception, and by 21 days the heart is pumping blood through a closed circulatory system.
During pregnancy, just seven weeks after fertilization, the heart beats about 170 times per minute. At 8 weeks from conception, a baby’s heartbeat can be detected by ultrasonic stethoscope.
Here’s an amazing video that shows the heartbeat of an unborn baby just weeks after conception and before most abortions are performed.