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Babys Hear Womb
About 16 weeks: Your baby should have fully developed ears in place by 16 weeks. I would assume that at that point your baby should be hearing some, although likely basic, sounds at this point. It’s never too early to start talking to your baby, either way it is a great bonding opportunity. ...Read more
From inside?: We know the basic structures are formed by 12 weeks, but are not sure when they can actually process the sounds like you do to consider it hearing.We know they respond with behavior changes when music is played and sent through the tummy.Babies also will recognize moms voice soon after birth. Since they don't remember back that far we can only speculate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Different studies have revealed different results and additionally all babies don't develop the same. The ears form around 3-4 months of gestation. The average time for babies to respond to external sounds is 5-6 months of gestation. ...Read more
Yes: Several studies have confirmed the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there such thing as hearing your baby's bones cracking in the womb? I've been hearing a cracking noise every now and then when my baby moves?
No: Babies do not breathe in the womb.There are some random tensing movements of the diaphragm, but no breathing.That starts after a baby is delivered. ...Read more
Likely your own beat: If you hear a rhythmic beating sound over your lower belly, try to see if it always beats at the same rate as your own heart.A "bruit" or blood flow noise can be heard over narrowed arteries of the kidneys or other pelvic organs in some.It will always match the pattern of your own heartbeat.A fetal heart beat, if audible, will have a separate pattern & generally run much higher than yours. ...Read more
Takes $$/effort: If the woman's ovaries remain, these can be stimulated to make eggs.At the appropriate time these can be removed and placed in storage.The fathers sperm are added to create embryos which can then be placed in a a surrogate woman who carries the pregnancy.This requires a fertility center with the technical skill and local /national laws that permit the procedure.It is not always successful. ...Read more
No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow older. However, some maintain a relatively normal rate of growth, dependingg on other factors affecting their health. ...Read more
No correct answer: Children with down's syndrome have certain features that are indicative while in utero. Weight is not one of them. In utero weight is dependent on so many factors including maternal factors that fetal weight cannot be used with any accuracy. In my experience, children with down syndrome often weigh similar to their siblings in utero. ...Read more
Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least.. Very nervous?
Many do: A neck wrap is common and thought to result around 12 wks when there is more room to flip around.The hiccups are unrelated.I have had healthy infants with as many as 5 wraps and their presence is often noted by poor progress in labor and abnormal changes during labor in the fetal heart rate on the monitor. This rarely causes any issues before the work of labor starts.C-section is often needed. ...Read more
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