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The Biology of Prenatal Development DVD

Click to buy The Biology of Prenatal Development DVD. Distributed by National Geographic. EHD.
The National Geographic Society This program is distributed
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Our award-winning science documentary, The Biology of Prenatal Development, explains the science and communicates the wonder of human development from fertilization through birth. Using six medical imaging technologies, the program features extraordinarily rare direct videography of the living human embryo and early fetus inside the womb from 4½ to 12 weeks following fertilization.

Produced in conjunction with and endorsed by human development experts, this program provides a unique visual appreciation of prenatal development, while clearly explaining facts obtained from the medical literature. This program was released in 2006 and includes closed captions in English, and subtitles in Spanish and French. Sometime in the near future, we will release an all-Spanish version of the program.

Intended for general audiences, The Biology of Prenatal Development is recommended for use in middle and high school health and biology courses, introductory college- and graduate-level human embryology courses, and prenatal care classes. It is a key ingredient in EHD's curriculum intended to enhance the effectiveness of prenatal care, health science education, and efforts to prevent the use of harmful substances during pregnancy.

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  • The Multilingual Illustrated DVD (features the program script and subtitles in 88 languages, movie clips, and links to high-resolution images)

The Biology of Prenatal Development DVD awards


EHD's science documentary,The Biology of Prenatal Development, has won 11 awards in five major competitions recognizing excellence in areas that include film and video production, use of graphics, and research.

The program, which features rare imagery of the living human embryo and fetus, won the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award, three Silver Telly Awards, the Grand Remi of Worldfest Houston, and three awards each from The Accolade Competition and The Videographer Awards.