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When things are alive, it all seems beautiful. Life is an unending process and of course, it is a miracle of nature. These mesmerizing photographs by Lennart Nilson, from his book “A Child is Born“, are depicting the process of life’s formation right from the beginning when a sperm enters the Fallopian tube and how it approaches the egg at the end of his journey.  These wonderful images that are showing the fusion of two tiny cells are nothing less than a miracle. Every newborn child is proof that life blooms in the most wondrous way.

Here’s where it all begins: the sperm enters the Fallopian tube.

At the end of its journey for survival, it approaches the egg. So close.

When there’s a lucky winner, the egg is fertilized 12 to 24 hours after penetration. This is the beginning of the whole complicated process, which leads to a new human life. Did you know that the egg actually chooses the sperm? It’s not just a race, the egg decides which sperm is allowed in.

The fertilized egg travels down the Fallopian tube, while multiplying into cells. It then enters the uterus and burrows into the uterine lining. From this point onward, the baby will start to form.

After 3 to 4 weeks: From a ball of rapidly multiplying cells, a baby starts to take shape. 

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