• Question: Where do babies come from?

    Asked by Viking1 to Matthew, Candace, Jenn, Sahra, Sharon on 12 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Xueyuan Jiang

      Xueyuan Jiang answered on 12 Mar 2017:

      Very good question. A baby come from woman’s belly. Originally the baby is just a single cell, with half of its genetic material from its mom and the other half from its dad. This single cell develop and grow into a baby inside a woman. When the baby feels ready, it comes out from the woman (its mother).

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      Matthew Bainbridge answered on 13 Mar 2017:

      Baby factories.
      This is technically correct.

    • Photo: Sahra Uygun

      Sahra Uygun answered on 13 Mar 2017:

      Gametes are sex cells that contain only half of the chromosomes compared to the other cells in the body. The gametes of the mother and father are fused to become the zygote, the cell containing the full set of chromosomes (half from the mother and half from the father). Later this zygote, completes cell divisions to become the embryo, which later develops into a baby.

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      Jennifer Hintzsche answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      You already have great answers for this! I’ll just say a stork doesn’t deliver babies 🙂

    • Photo: Candace Lewis

      Candace Lewis answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      Very good question! There is excellent information here already. I’ll just add a bit to the story. Both men and women produce gametes, often referred to as sperm and eggs. Typically, babies are made when men and women have sex. A mans sperm enters a woman’s body and successfully fuses with a woman’s egg, then it may become a zygote and develop into a fetus in the woman’s uterus. After an average development time of 9 months, the woman gives birth to a baby. If you have more questions about this topic make sure to ask your parents!