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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?

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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What happens to the baby in the womb of a mother who undergoes an emergency appendectomy?

What happens to the baby in the womb of a mother who undergoes an emergency appendectomy?

Usually just fine: Unless moms DX is delayed & her course complicated by systemic infection / intensive care etc. The baby should be fine. Baby is insulated from many of moms stresses. As long as blood and nutrient flow thru the placenta continues without interruption, it is just another day for baby. That said, success depends on the skill of the surgeon, OB & anesthesia team to keep baby safe. ...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?

They don't: The lungs never inflate in the womb. They are at rest & compact like a dry sponge before it absorbs water. At birth the baby gasps forcefully, filling the lungs with air & it begins doing the work of gaining oxygen. The placenta, which did the work before can be clamped. ...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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What is the average distance from a baby's ears to the mother's skin while in the womb? .

What is the average distance from a baby's ears to the mother's skin while in the womb? .

Unknown: Babys in utero are often in different positions, and there is no specific average of how close their developing ears my be to the surface of your skin. ...Read more

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For pregnant lady, is it normal if the baby inside a mother's womb, frequently kick mother's belly last few days but today there's no kicking at all at this has been happening for almost 2 days. Should I be worried?

Probably: Very early in pregnancy movements may vary. However, later on, especially in the third trimester movements should occur daily. In the last few weeks of pregnancy i recommend kick counts (6-10 movements the hour after you eat). In your case since i don't know her gestational age, have her call her OB today and see if some fetal monitoring is needed or nonstress test needed. Don't delay. ...Read more

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If mothet cry it will effect to baby in the womb?

No: The baby is well insulated from the outside world and little effected by short term effects like crying. However if the mother is so upset that she is not taking care of herself, for instance not eating properly or getting rest, that can certainly affect the baby. ...Read more

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Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a

Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep?  A crib in a

I : I would definitely recommend a bassinet right next to your bed. That's where both of my breast fed babies slept. It was convenient and safe. With a bassinet the baby is separate and yet close enough for all those late night feedings! good luck. ...Read more

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How long does marijuana stay in a babies system that is still in the womb in the poop pee and blood?

How long does marijuana stay in a babies system that is still in the womb in the poop pee and blood?

Hard to know: Research on babies born after the mother smoked marijuana in pregnancy shows mixed results. Some of jamaican women even show no negative results. http://tinyurl.com/n85vrj3 nonetheless, thc remains in the baby at least as long as it remains in the mother -- depending on frequency of use, this could be months of positive urines since lase use. Thc is stored in placenta and other fat. ...Read more

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Have studies been done on the effect of maternal stress on infants in the womb?

Have studies been done on the effect of maternal stress on infants in the womb?

MATERNAL STRESS: When mom is stress out, she neglects herself, forgetting to eat, worry a lot, depressed and causes the baby to feel it by not growing good. They sometimes come out as small for gestational age or mom will have premature delivery or other complications. ...Read more

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What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb ? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it ?

Most: Most miscarriages occur for causes other than external factors. Medical, gynecological conditions, genetic factors account for most of the cases. Heavy weights lifting is limited mostly in high risk pregnancies. But is not a usual cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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


Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more