The Sperm Race BeginsDuring sexual intercourse the penis is inserted into the vagina, when this happens the sperm from the penis is released. The sperm cell then swims up the fluid of the uterus and into the fallopian tubes where it will meet the egg. Sometimes more than one sperm is realeased.
Meeting the egg.When more than one sperm is relaeased, the one that meets the egg lives, and the rest disintegrate and die. The sperm that lives breaks into the egg (using its head) and fertilises it.
The Journey To The WombOnce the egg has been fertilised, it travels down the line of the fallopian tube and gets implanted into the side of the uterus.
Growing in the wombThe fertilised egg starts to grow as an zygote in the womb. Eventually, over time the zygote gets bigger and develops into an embryo throughout the pregnancy. Once the embryo(now a foetus) is fully developed, it is time for it to be born. Mitosis may occur during pregnancy, which is where the egg splits, making twins. But, sometimes the egg does not fully split, making conjoined twins. When twins are conjoined, wherever the egg did not split properly is where the two twins will be linked.
Time to be bornOnce the embryo(foetus) is fully developed, the mother starts to have contractions. These last for a while, and then the mother knows that the baby's birth has begun. Usually a natural birth takes a few hours until the baby is fully out. When the baby is born, it is still connected to the mother by the umbilical cord. This is cut off.
Baby's first meal.As the baby is usually used to having food through the umbilical cord, it isn't used to being breastfed, it usually takes a few feedings for the baby to start to feed properly.
Breastfeeding/anitbodies/defence against infectionBreastfeeding is the most natural and the best way to feed a baby. The baby will suck on the mother's nipple of the breast. All breast milk tastes sweet to all babies. Breast milk also protects babies against antibodies, and is a defence against infection. But, some women do not like breastfeeding, and decide to use follow on milk, but it is not as good.
Newborn reflexesWhen a baby is hungry, it will use the rooting reflex to look for food. This is where it moves it's head around alot. The sucking reflex: a good way to test the sucking reflex is to run your finger gently across the side of the baby's cheek, and see if it will try to suck your finger. The step reflex is where if you hold your baby upright under her arms and lower them onto a flat surface they will make a walking movement with their legs. (At around 11 weeks of age.)
So, Aeneas’ journey can be interpreted to going back into the womb, because in the end, after a person dies, he first crosses over the Styx River and then after being judged, passes onto the Elysian Fields. And because the map looks like the female genitalia, it looks like the path leading up to the Elysian Fields is like the tubes leading to the female womb. Just like how humans came from the female womb, after death, they return to an area that resembles the female womb. 2. Like many of the characters in Greek myth, Hades has often been confused with his Christian equivalent, Lucifer or the Devil. Hades, however, is a very different character from the Devil. How is he different? Hades is very different from the Devil because he does not kill people nor does he hunt down people for their souls. He knows people eventually die, and he lives ruling the underworld just waiting for people to die and to eventually find their way back to the earth’s womb, Hades. Another difference is that Hades and Hades is nothing like Satan and Hell, one is the place where you eventually go when you die and your soul remains there as it is both “heaven and hell”, the other is a scorching place filled with flames, where only bad people go after they die because the haven’t deserved to go up in the sky to heaven. Also, Hades is caricatured as a dark lord, wearing nothing but black