Do babies cry in the womb?

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Do babies cry in the womb?
« on: 18/05/2008 15:31:02 »
JOHN SMIT asked the Naked Scientists:

Why do babies not cry inside the womb?
What do you think?

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Offline Carol-A

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« Reply #1 on: 18/05/2008 21:45:33 »
Babies do not breath in the womb, they get their oxygen from their mother. Crying involves breathing.

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« Reply #2 on: 18/05/2008 22:34:28 »
But they hiccup! Surely if they hiccup, they can cry.
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« Reply #3 on: 18/05/2008 22:36:32 »
Indeed, babies in utero suck their thumbs, swallow and sleep, so why not cry?!

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« Reply #4 on: 19/05/2008 00:05:22 »
Surely, babies do not breathe in the womb otherwise they will drown in all that fluid.  The lungs start into action, surely, through the shock of birth!
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« Reply #5 on: 21/05/2008 00:04:28 »
Babies cannot drown because they are supplied with oxygen via their umbilical cord, which plugs into the placenta and collects oxygen from the mother's bloodstream.

Babies do, however, make small breathing movements, although their lungs are not expanded. The birth process helps to ensure that any fluid that has been inhaled in utero is expelled by squeezing the baby hard on its way out!

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« Reply #6 on: 24/05/2008 21:34:15 »
Babies yawn in the womb ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJX17ZwUR4s&feature=related
(It gets bored about 15 seconds into the video).
« Last Edit: 24/05/2008 21:44:19 by RD »

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« Reply #7 on: 25/05/2008 23:59:56 »
hi guys...i'm now 36 weeks along and we just had another ultrasound (long, complicated pregnancy...) and little spencer is actually practicing breathing. and crying. and hiccuping...according to my doctor, they do indeed cry, but you can't hear it because no air is passing over their little vocal cords. that's all for now, gotta go!

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« Reply #8 on: 26/05/2008 00:01:26 »
Hugs You Kadie.. Nice to see you post Please take care .. of you and little Spencer.. Nice name! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

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« Reply #9 on: 26/05/2008 10:22:40 »
hi guys...i'm now 36 weeks along and we just had another ultrasound (long, complicated pregnancy...) and little spencer is actually practicing breathing. and crying. and hiccuping...according to my doctor, they do indeed cry, but you can't hear it because no air is passing over their little vocal cords. that's all for now, gotta go!

That makes 2 of you - because my wife is at the same stage. One month to go!

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« Reply #10 on: 29/05/2008 11:53:28 »
That makes 2 of you - because my wife is at the same stage. One month to go!
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Awww...tiny geniuses! How cute! :)

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« Reply #11 on: 03/06/2008 12:13:28 »
Well I wouldn't got that far!
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« Reply #12 on: 03/06/2008 14:33:03 »
hi guys...i'm now 36 weeks along and we just had another ultrasound (long, complicated pregnancy...) and little spencer is actually practicing breathing. and crying. and hiccuping...according to my doctor, they do indeed cry, but you can't hear it because no air is passing over their little vocal cords. that's all for now, gotta go!

That makes 2 of you - because my wife is at the same stage. One month to go!

Chris

Congratulations Chris.. Is this Your first? Babies are so exciting! YAYYYYYYY! Congratulations all four of you... Daddies included!

Not long left.. 26th is comming right up! What day is she due??

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