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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Can my baby sleep all night in the womb?

Can my baby sleep all night in the womb?

Baby can sleep: A baby usually has cycles of sleep and activity. A baby normally would not be sleeping all night, as that would be an eight hour sleep cycle. ...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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My 2month old baby doesnt sleep at night ? i drink one cup of regular tea at night .taking tea effects my baby sleep? m bf mother

My 2month old baby doesnt sleep at night ? i drink one cup of regular tea at night .taking tea effects my baby sleep? m bf mother

Probably not: Two month old babies rarely sleep at night. Their day night cycles are often completely random but will eventually become closer to yours as their brains mature a bit. If you are breast feeding, try to gradually increase the time between feedings at night so baby will take more during the day. This will train his body to meet calorie requirements during the day. By 6 months you may be able to get a good 4-6 hour stretch of sleep at night. ...Read more

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Am i going to hurt my baby while she's in the womb because of my sleeping disorders?

Am i going to hurt my baby while she's in the womb because of my sleeping disorders?

Generally not: It depends on the disorder. If you have severe sleep apnoea with hypoxic episodes at night, that may not be favorable. If it is snoring and such symptoms, it may not hurt the fetus. ...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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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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When a baby is in its mother's womb, how do the lungs breathe?

When a baby is in its mother's womb, how do the lungs breathe?

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 fetal blood across the placenta. The oxygen then circulates in the fetal circulations. Carbon dioxide diffuses from the fetal circulation back to the mother's blood and the carbon dioxide is then exhaled via the mother's lungs. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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


Womb (Definition)

Womb is also known as Uterus. The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more