Where babies come from, start to finish: The MRI videos

You can now watch both the thrilling start and the thrilling conclusion of the process that makes babies—each in a separate, quick MRI video.

The top video shows a couple’s sexual organs while those organs were in use. The video is a spin-off from project that earned the Ig Nobel prize in medicine, in the year 2000, for Willibrord Weijmar Schultz, Pek van Andel, and Eduard Mooyaart and Ida Sabelis. The bottom video, more recent, was displayed on the New Scientist web site, under the headline “Baby’s birth captured in MRI movie for the first time“.

(Thanks to Investigator Tony Tweedale for alerting us to the consequential connection between the two videos).