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(Jewel Case) (9MONTHMMJ)
Software / Mindscape
Reference / Medicine
4 stars from Electronic
Conception To Birth - A Family's
Join Adam and Eve as they experience one of life's greatest
miracles - the birth of their child. Nine Month Miracle is a wonderful way for
the entire family to learn about conception, childbirth and everything in
between. "Emily's New Sister", a special section geared toward younger viewers,
helps answer those tough questions with games and animations to help children
understand what pregnancy is all about.
Explore the Beginnings of Life
Conception. The magic of childbirth starts here.
Witness first-hand the beginnings of the amazing journey toward a new life.
Outstanding medical illustrations and animations will offer the whole family a
wonderful glimpse into this remarkable process.
First Month. You may not even know you are pregnant
yet, but at one-quarter-inch, the developing baby already has a heart and
structures that will quickly form the organs.
Second Month. Tiny fingers and toes are now visible.
Major areas of the brain and peripheral nervous system have also formed. Not
only are you eating a lot more, but the baby's needs for oxygen and nutrients
have increased too.
Third Month. It's hard to believe that we all start
out looking like this. Watch a baby's face form right before your eyes.
Development of the face is a fascinating process in which dramatic changes take
place in a short amount of time.
Fourth Month. Is it a boy or a girl? Just by looking,
it might be hard to tell until the fourth month when the baby's sex organs
develop. Discover what hormonal changes take place to determine the baby's
Fifth Month. Ultrasound - it's that time. Ever had
one? Know of someone who might be having one? For most, ultrasounds are a big
blur. But with a little knowledge and some practice, you can become an
Sixth Month. Be careful - the baby is listening.
During the sixth month the baby begins to respond to its outside environment.
Learn what sounds are natural sedatives and which ones can frighten an unborn
baby. You'll also see twins form and learn why some are identical and some are
Seventh Month. Your kids will be thoroughly
entertained as they meet Emily, a seven-year-old who's about to become a big
sister. Kids ages 3 and up will learn where babies come from, how high they
are, and what makes it a girl or a boy. Includes educational activities along
the way to make learning fun.
Eighth Month. Now the baby is preparing for the
journey to the outside world. Luckily, the baby's skull is still soft allowing
it to easily move through the birth canal. Learn more about the importance of
"soft spots" and why they are critical during pregnancy.
Ninth Month. A miracle is born. And you can see the
final stages in great detail. Experience the wonder of childbirth as you take a
seat next to Adam and Eve on their journey to the hospital and the delivery
Macintosh: 68030/25 MHz processor or higher, or Power
Macintosh in native mode, System 7.1, 8MB RAM, 6 MB hard disk space, 13-inch
(640x480) or larger monitor, 256 colors, double speed CD-ROM drive.
Electronic Entertainment, July
"For first-time parents, having a baby can be both
awe-inspiring and terrifying. If you already have little ones, explaining
conception and birth poses a serious challenge. Either way, A.D.A.M. Software's
The Nine Month Miracle can help.
"The interactive title features video, dramatic photography
by Lennart Nilsson (whose images of fetuses appeared in A Child is Born), and
anatomical displays of both the male and female body. It addresses adult
questions about nutrition, emotional changes, risks, and other concerns with a
humorous, chatty, yet thorough approach.
"Children can answer their own questions in an interactive
area called 'Emily's New Sister.' Stories and games for kids ages 3 to 9
explain what's happening inside Mom as a new sibling develops.
"Parents can set the program to conform to their own
sensibilities - covering sensitive areas with fig leaves and omitting the
explanation of conception."
New Castle, PA News, October 22, 1996
"Adam and Eve return in Nine Month Miracle as a
modern couple having a baby. Animation and fascinating in-body photographs of
the stages of pregnancy explain the whole thing from zygote to the delivery
room. You can meet Dr. Richards, the couples' obstetrician, who answers
questions right inside Eve's virtual uterus. And you get to know other real
life couples and experience their trials and tribulations of pregnancy. There's
also an excellent chapter for the brothers and sisters to be that addresses
issues of jealousy, guilt and curiosity."
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