National Geographic producer Peter Chinn has used 3D ultrasound scans, computer graphics and small cameras to create images of unborn animals, allowing us to see what they look like in the womb. These incredible images let us observe the beauty of these unborn creatures.
Similarly, witnessing the development of the unborn human through the ultrasound reveals the humanity of the child. Prior to 3D and 4D ultrasound advancements, our understanding of the unborn baby’s development was much less clear. Now we can truly see the humanity of the unborn child, as she grows and develops. We can see unborn babies sucking their thumbs as early as 12 weeks. We can see them smiling and yawning. Ultrasound videos reveal twins interacting with each other before they are even born. These images and videos reveal that these tiny creatures are indeed valuable human beings.
Chinn’s pictures of unborn babies from different species highlight the miracle of birth and serve as a reminder of the beauty of life at all stages.