the biology of Prenatal Development reviews

Medical school professors, college educators, high school educators, and medical students have endorsed The Biology of Prenatal Development DVD. Read their comments below.


“The combination of exquisite images and a clear, carefully researched text makes this video an unparalleled resource for all who are interested in the mysteries of life before birth.”

Bruce M. Carlson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director and Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology
University of Michigan*
Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan Medical School*

The Biology of Prenatal Development provides an amazing view of human embryonic and fetal development. It would be a great supplement to developmental biology courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school level.”

Deborah J. Andrew, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine*

“This video production is a uniquely crafted portrayal of human embryofetal development that is completed by a succinct, but very accurate, description of the process. It is a joint effort that has utilized the expertise of many well-known professionals in the field of human growth and development. I have been invested in the field of perinatal pathology for nearly 17 years and I have not encountered a more widely useful, or expertly illustrated and annotated, video production. It is aimed at a nonprofessional and undergraduate audience, and, true to its mission, it is thoroughly understandable without suffering from over simplification. Thus, it is appropriate for education of mature, high school and college students and, also, for general health care education during pregnancy. However, a lot of its content and phenomenal imagery are of such high quality that it could also be considered for use in the education of a wide variety of professionals in the medical fields. It would lend itself well to introductory postgraduate coursework for medical, nursing, dental, and medical genetics students, as an easily viewed and integrated overview of human embryofetal development. I strongly endorse this product and believe it is a major contribution to general education in the field of prenatal development.”

Ona Marie Faye-Petersen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Alabama School at Birmingham*
Head, UAB Microdissection Laboratory for Perinatal Pathology
Department of Pathology, Anatomic Division

The Biology of Prenatal Development is an excellent overview of key features of human embryonic development. It contains amazing video sequences of human embryos combined with helpful animations and very understandable narration. It reveals the mystery of embryonic development without removing the wonder.”

David L. Bolender, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Graduate Faculty, Program in Cell & Developmental Biology
Medical College of Wisconsin*

“This visually compelling video provides important insights into the dynamism of the developing human embryo. The images can be used to supplement existing teaching tools in courses on developmental biology.”

Mark J. Holterman, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago*

“This beautifully produced video provides an impressive overview of human development from conception to birth in a very clear, concise presentation. The informative and engaging format includes a continuous timeline to emphasize the sequence and coincidence of important developmental landmarks, illustrated with a mix of easily understood animations, intrauterine videos, and state-of-the-art 4D ultrasound and other imaging techniques. It would be a fine introduction to courses on human development at almost any level, from college to graduate medical programs.”

David H. Bernanke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anatomy
Medical University of South Carolina*

“After reviewing this video, I find it to be a first class presentation that would ideally set the stage for the study of development at all levels of education.”

Alan R. Sinning, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anatomy
University of Mississippi Medical Center*

The Biology of Prenatal Development video provides a uniquely accessible visual overview of prenatal human development.”

Paul A. Krieg, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy
Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology
The University of Arizona College of Medicine*

“An excellent program. Should be very useful for pathologists, obstetricians, ultrasonographers, [and] perinatologists.”

Enid Gilbert-Barness, M.D
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of South Florida College of Medicine*

“This video is a significant contribution for the education of the general public about human prenatal life. The many colored images of living, moving embryos and fetuses reveal the remarkable beauty of life inside the uterus.”

Raymond F. Gasser, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Adjunct Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center*

The Biology of Prenatal Development does a wonderful job of presenting and describing the milestones of human development from conception to birth. The video sequences and animations provide beautiful visual representations of the concepts described through the narration of this presentation. This is a clear, factual, and elegant presentation of the process of human embryonic and fetal development.”

Bradley R. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program
School of Art and Design
University of Michigan*
Senior Associate Research Scientist
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan Medical School*

“This is a well conceived and executed video. The use of different types of images is well thought out and effective. The text is accurate and well chosen. This video is particularly appropriate for an undergraduate development class but could well be used in supplementing a first year med school class in embryology. Kudos to EHD! This is a delight to look at.”

Charles L. Saxe, III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine*

“This video provides a splendid review of prenatal human development from fertilization to birth. The intrauterine videophotography and imaging is exquisite and breathtaking and allows the viewer to witness the different stages and external features of development throughout the 38-week gestation period. The video is clearly narrated and utilizes language and descriptions that will be readily understandable to the target audience. Its content is accurate and handsomely designed and it will serve as an exciting, unique resource for those seeking an understanding of early human development.”

Mark F. Seifert, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine*

“Truly unlike anything I’ve seen before in the area of human development. The graphics, mixed with tape of actual intrauterine developing fetuses, makes the biology of human development…..human! I would offer it to both science and non-science students. Good job!”

Julian E. De Lia, M.D., M.B.A.
Medical Director
The International Institute for the Treatment of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center*
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medical College of Wisconsin*

The Biology of Prenatal Development video has also been endorsed by:

James H. Baker, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Anatomy
Howard University College of Medicine*

Maurice J. Pescitelli Jr., Ph.D.
Visiting Research Assistant Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago*

Professor Stuart Campbell, D.Sc., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.O.G.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Create Health Centre for Reproductive and Advanced Technology,* U.K.