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Where Do Babies Come From?

Two things are needed to make a baby, a sperm cell and an egg cell. A man makes the sperm cell inside his body and a woman makes the egg cell inside her body. Both the sperm cell and egg cell are very small. You would need a microscope to see them in real life. A microscope is like a magnifying glass, only much stronger. When the sperm cell and the egg cell meet each other, they make a tiny baby that's smaller than a grain of salt. The baby will grow inside a special place in woman's body called the uterus. After about nine months, the baby will come out as a little boy or girl.

Where Do Babies Come From?

Review Date: 7/4/2019

Reviewed By: John D. Jacobson, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda Center for Fertility, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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