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Pre-conception to Birth

The physical manifestation of our life starts way before anything and this is the only time we are tied to anyone in our lives, that is our mothers. The 3 stages of prenatal development are the most beautiful stages of human life, the Germinal Stage, the Embryonic Stage, and the Fetal Stage. The Germinal Stage is the first two weeks of human life. This is from the period to the conception to implantation of the dividing egg cells. The implanted the embryo receives nourishment from the mother through the developing umbilical cord from the placenta that is attached to the mother. The outer cover the baby is in is called the amniotic sac.

The Embryonic Stage starts at the 3rd week and lasts until the 8th week of gestation. This is when the major organs start forming, and the size of the embryo is about one inch long. The heart cells are beating at this point. Arms, legs, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth start to form during the 4th week of gestation. The 8th week of gestation is when the embryo starts resembling a human with noticeable facial features. The kidneys and liver start forming during this time and the embryos weigh 1/30 of an ounce. Dangers that can lead to a miscarriage or a birth defect during this time are teratogens, viruses, drugs, radiation, etc.

The Fetal Stage starts from the last month of the first trimester and lasts until the birth of the baby. All the major organ systems, fingers, and toes are formed around this time. The 12th week of gestation is when through the ultrasound scanning the eyes and the biological sex of the fetus can be determined. At the end of the second-trimester fetus can open and close his or her eyes. One of the cutest things starts during this time and that is thumb sucking. The fetus also starts sleeping and waking up during this time of gestation. The most beautiful thing happens during this time the fetus starts to hear his or her mother’s voice and can respond to light.

Close to birth at the end of the third trimester, the heart and lungs are increasingly able to sustain life and the survival rate of the baby is 50% if born at this time. The baby gains the most weight and doubles in size during this time. Most babies turn upside-down in the uterus during the 7-month, and if born at this time the survival rate is about 90%. The baby starts moving around 5 – 6 months of gestation. The baby turns, squirms, and starts kicking during this time which can be felt by the mother in the 4th month. The bigger the baby is in size the restricted it becomes in the womb since is not that big and this also predicts the level of activity after birth.

Thus, this is the most beautiful time in human life. Many children and adolescence tend to argue with their mothers when she is just trying to protect them. If they were to give a logical explanation to their mother she would listen most likely. Our mothers have gone through a lot to bring us here and when she feels we are in danger she can turn into a monster. She sometimes makes irrational decisions for us thinking she is protecting us not realizing that one day she will not be with us physically. Then what will we do in our lives? My mom had a stroke a year and a half ago. I am just glad she is still alive and that I can still hear her voice. Thank you, mom, for always being there for me and loving me. Our spiritual journey starts way before we even know it in our lives.


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Welcome to Alia Khan’s life and professional coaching and mentoring page. A 37-year-old woman who is working on her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a Business Management minor as well as now she is a certified life coach, with a mission to inspire individuals with a language learning disability (LLD) and who is associated with someone who has a language learning disability (LLD) be the best they can be. Even those dealing with a low self-esteem level and low self-confidence level. I can speak from personal experience since I have LLD. I have suffered from it my whole life not knowing why I couldn't read and write. Thus, my family and relatives always thought I was bad, rude, and making excuses not understanding that my neuro pathways work slightly different from the average brain as well as my brain is wired slightly differently due to hypoxia. This simply just means I did not get enough oxygen to my brain during my birth, which is no one's fault. Thus, the left side of my brain has brain damage. Ones I learned what my learning style was I actually gained a level of self-confidence. Plus, in my native culture, they have no awareness of how dyslexia affects an individual. I don't blame them for bullying me I blame their lack of awareness of neuropsychology. I dedicate my coaching business to my mom's teachings she has always helped and taught people to be better individuals. I owe my education to her since she encouraged me to aim for the sky and not settle for less. I help individuals with language learning disabilities (LLD) gain high self-esteem and confidence level, and professional coaching. The followers and clients will get free resources and videos every week as well as motivational affirmations. Thank you all so much for liking my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/UniversalJourneyAcademyLLC/ you can even contact me on my business line on WhatsApp: 1-818-213-1358 if you need immediate support.