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CLIP 12230

Pregnancy and multiple births

Pregnancy and multiple births
Key Info
  • Pregnancy and multiple births
  • Duration: 04:00
  • From a single fertilised cell to a fully grown baby, this footage mixes CGI with real-life shots to paint a picture of how we develop inside the womb. Featuring synchronised divers and a caesarean section, the examples focus on real life caesarean of twins/multiple birth as extreme examples of normal development. It gives an example of both identical and non-identical multiple births. Created especially for Class Clips from the BBC series Inside the Human Body, first broadcast in May 2011. See other Class Clips from 'Inside the Human Body' at:
  • Subject:



    Bio: Human Body

  • Keywords: fertilization, twins, fetal development, reproduction, insidethehumanbody, Michael Mosley
Ideas for use in class
  • The combination of CGI footage and real life stories serve to put the science in context. Clip 12227 from the same documentary charts the story of fertilisation and might work well together with this clip. More about the series Inside the Human Body can be seen on its website:
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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