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9 Months That Made You

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Discover the thrilling story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature.

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Discover the thrilling story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. This breakthrough series follows the gestation process, using state-of-the-art CGI to reveal the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature. Across three episodes, we chart how 100 trillion cells come together to make each of us a unique individual.

The way you smile, the environments you thrive in, the color of your eyes – everything about you depends on an elaborate dance of biology that happens hidden away in the womb, all timed to precision. But by using the latest scientific research and advances in medicine, we can now reveal this hidden world in forensic detail. Zeroing in on milestones along the road to creation – where critical events in your miraculous assembly can change your life forever.

Episode 1 | The First 8 Weeks

Episode one tells the story of the first 8 weeks when a single cell, no bigger than a speck of dust, transforms into the most sophisticated organism on the planet - a human fetus. The clock starts with the moment of conception, but days after, our story can take the most unexpected turn.

Episode 2 | One of a Kind

Episode two continues to follow the incredible journey, focusing on the middle months of our time in the womb when we become unique individuals. For the first ten weeks of pregnancy, our biological sex is hidden. Meet the remarkable village of people in the Dominican Republic where the sex determination process in the womb doesn’t always run to plan.

Episode 3 | The Final Countdown

Episode three journeys through the final months in the womb - a time when we grow strong and develop our vital survival tools for our first breath. For most, this is when our cartilage changes to form a skeleton of over 200 bones, but, very occasionally, it doesn’t.

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