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How does an unborn baby breathe in the womb

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Dr. David Escobar
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Family Medicine 9 years experience
Yes!: Yes, babies in the womb can hear voices and music after about the 18th week of pregnancy. A very enjoyable experience for expectant parents is for bo... Read More

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Baby weight or color: If talking about skin color, the rule is: don't even think about it! Normal people have whatever skin colors nature gives them, which ranges from ve... Read More
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Dr. SG Erman
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Almost any medication passes through the placenta and into the baby. Methadone is an opiate, and a major side effects is sedation. It can make you an... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Depends: If your immunizations are up to date the major risk to pregnant women in hospital would likely be cmv. To acquire this one would have to have contact... Read More
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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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No.: Castor oil does not cause the baby to pass meconium. But why would you be taking it? It has been suggested that it may start labor, but this is not tr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Motherf Nature: The baby is provided with oxygenated blood from the mother through the umbilical cord. He/she does not need lungs at this stage, only after birth.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Pulmonology 38 years experience
Placenta supplies O2: The lungs don't breath when the baby is in the womb. Oxygen is supplied to the baby through diffusion from the oxygen in the mother's blood to the fe... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
They sometimes do: Infants sometimes have amniotic fluid in their mouth which can get sucked into their lungs at delivery.The OB makes an effort to clear the nose & mout... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I wouldn't. Your fetus is surrounded by the structure of your belly & a cushion of water& fetal membranes that absorb/dampen sound. I would n... Read More
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Dr. Grant Lynde
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It's : It's possible that your misunderstood your physician in your visit today. It's possible, and rather common, for babies to be born with heart murmurs ... Read More

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