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Doctor insights on: Hearing Your Baby Cry Inside The Womb

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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When can your baby hear you in the womb?

When can your baby hear you in the 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

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Does an unborn baby hear music while he is in the womb?

Does an unborn baby hear music while he is in the womb?

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 both mom and dad to read to the baby. It familiarizes the baby with your voices, and it's fun for mom and dad too. ...Read more

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When do babies begin to hear voices outside of the womb?

When do babies begin to hear voices outside of the womb?

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 more

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If mother cry does it affect baby in the womb?

If mother cry does it affect baby in the womb?

No: Many pregnant women have a wide range of emotional swings while pregnant and crying me be a part of that. Its fine, no need to worry. ...Read more

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Can a baby feel her mother's emotions while in the womb?

Can a baby feel her mother's emotions while in the womb?

No way to tell...: There is no way to tell what a baby fetus feels regarding the mother's emotions. Even if doctors were able to confirm that a fetus's brain waves changed when the mother's emotions changed, nobody would be able to tell what the fetus actually felt emotionally, if anything. ...Read more

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What's the earliest you can start to feel your baby move inside the womb?

What's the earliest you can start to feel your baby move inside the womb?

20 weeks : Around 20 weeks is when the baby is big enough and most women will begin to feel the movements of the fetus. ...Read more

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Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?

Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?

No: Your emotions don't have any overt affect on the baby other than the fact that when you're sad a lot you may not feel like eating properly. Pregnancy is a very emotional time for most women. A good cry can be helpful as well in letting out some of that emotion and stress. ...Read more

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If mother cry does it effect baby in the womb?

Not by itself:: Maternal stress can affect the baby by way of stress hormones and nutrition, but whether she cries or suffers silently, the effect on the baby is the same. ...Read more

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Can baby's hear you voice in the womb at 19 weeks pregnant?

Can baby's hear you voice in the womb at 19 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Your baby responds to sound at a very young age. It is proven that most infants can recognize their mother's voice when they're born because of this. ...Read more

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When mother is a sleep the baby inside the womb is also sleeping?

When mother is a sleep the baby inside the womb is also sleeping?

Might be opposite: Oftentimes, the fetus is on the opposite schedule so, awake when mom is asleep and everything is calm for the baby and then asleep when mom is active and the baby is in essence being constantly rocked by movement. ...Read more

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My wife is 32 weeks pregnant. Reading online that the baby should react to sound in the womb. Our baby has not react/move to sound. ?

My wife is 32 weeks pregnant. Reading online that the baby should react to sound in the womb. 

Our baby has not react/move to sound. ?

Did you ask wife?: Most pregnant women do detect fetal movement in general and not always to sound at 32 weeks gestation and if not, it would be a concern to be addressed to her OB MD for additional testing. ...Read more

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Do babies hear from the uterus?

Yes: There have been several studies documenting that babies can hear from inside the womb. The aural (hearing) function develops roughly between 20 and 24 weeks. ...Read more

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Does the baby sleep at 12 weeks inside the womb ? Or is he/she always awake ?

Does the baby sleep at 12 weeks  inside the womb ? Or is he/she always awake ?

Yes: Sleep as a concept is more pertinent to outside the womb phenomenon. A fetus generally is believed to be in a state of rest in the 1st trimester, The eyes are generally shut evidenced by fetoscopy and 3d Ultarsounds. So one could say they are generally asleep. ...Read more

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How soon does a baby start to hear from inside the womb?

How soon does a baby start to hear from inside the womb?

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

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Can stress and depression affect the baby's development & personality inside the womb and when he grows up?

Can stress and depression affect the baby's development & personality inside the womb and when he grows up?

Interesting question: How a baby develops is determined not just by genetic blueprint, but also environment inside the womb -- and outside it later. Pre-term birth and low birth weight are the most often seen results of maternal stress in pregnancy. In stressed moms (esp in 1st trimester), placentas make more corticotropin-releasing hormone that regulates length of pregnancy & fetal maturation. Relaxation needed. ...Read more

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When can a baby start kicking in the womb?

When can a baby start kicking in the womb?

20 weeks.: A baby can start kicking at anytime, the real question is when you should expect to feel the baby's movements. It's called quickening and it happens at around 18-20 weeks. People who've been pregnant before will often feel it earlier. Any earlier than that and it's probably indigestion. ...Read more

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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more