Expect Something Beautiful with Laura Booz Podcast

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In Secret

Laura Booz: On my first day as a client advocate at the pregnancy resource clinic, I opened the large training manual and saw an image that seared itself into my memory forever. 

It was a timeline that combined a baby’s development in utero with the mother’s progression through pregnancy. A single horizontal line stretched across the page. The baby’s developmental markers were recorded below the line, while the mother’s were recorded above the line. 

The timeline started with ovulation and intercourse, and then the baby’s timeline took off. Full of events! Fertilization, blastocyst development, implantation, musculoskeletal somitogenesis, then the three main divisions of the brain. Then the pairing of the heart tubes, followed by the development of the spinal cord and the development of the brain and the face. Then the heart began to beat, then the thyroid began to thicken, and the optic ventricle began to appear. 

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About the Teacher

Laura Booz

Laura Booz

Laura Booz is the author of Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God's Good Gifts in Motherhood and the host of the Expect Something Beautiful podcast with Revive Our Hearts. She'll cheer you on, share practical ideas, and point out the … read more …