The Science of Life - HEARTBEAT
I have never seen so much importance put on "science" until this Pandemic started. Now don't get me wrong, I think it's great, but it got me thinking about why "science" is almost ignored when it comes to fetal development and the topic of abortion.
Today is the fourth post in a series where we study the science of life. In January's "Science of Life" post we focused on SLEEP (click HERE to view that post). This series will be free of attacks and politicization. I am going to detail a single part of gestational development in each post in the absolute basic of scientific terms ("basic" because that is my scientific level). Which brings me to my disclaimer and details:
1. I am NOT a doctor and I am NOT giving medical advice or any advice of any kind. The information below came from my online research.
2. I will NOT be publishing any comments. This is an attack free series.
3. I will be sharing my opinion from my Christian perspective which will appear below the dotted line. If you do not wish to read my Christian perspective, then simply do NOT scroll past the dotted line - it's that simple.
4. Sometimes I will include articles that emphasize or enhance the scientific topic of the post.
Today we will be focusing on the heart (and specifically the heartbeat):
Heartbeat begins - during the 5th week of pregnancy.
Normal Fetal Heart Rate - between 100 and 160 beats per minute is normal. (Reminder that a normal adult female heart rate is between 60 and 100).
Heart is fully formed - during the 10th week of pregnancy.
(The following chart was found on "MedicalNewsToday" showing the development of the fetal heart in the womb):
|Week of pregnancy||Level of heart development|
|5th week||The developing heart is made up of two tubes that have fused in the middle, creating a trunk with four tubes branching off.|
The heart begins to beat, and it may be possible to detect it using vaginal ultrasound.
|6th week||The heart of the embryo has changed dramatically — the basic heart tube has looped, forming an S-shape and creating an area for the ventricles.|
|7th week||The ventricles and atria of the heart begin to separate and develop.|
|8th week||The valves between the atria and ventricles of the heart form.|
|9th and 10th weeks||The aorta and pulmonary vein form. By the 10th week, the fetal heart will have developed fully.|
This means that a baby's heart is fully developed after only two & a half months in the womb!!!!
A fetus has it's own heart rate which is a totally different rate from the mother's heart.
Interesting studies on fetal heart issues
Cick to read more:
Heartbeat Bills Introduced in 19 states (some passed, others were blocked and some failed)
Previous Science of Life posts:
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"Heart" is obviously important to God. The fact that it only takes a couple months for the heart to be fully formed in the womb, and the fact that the fetus' heart rate is different from the mother's rate shows that the fetus is it's own person. Life begins in the womb.
"I run in the path of your commandments, for you have set my heart free"
If you have had an abortion in the past and are struggling with that decision today, then please know that God will forgive you!
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
"All unrighteousness" covers all sins. Pray to God, confess your sins to Him and He will forgive you!