Babies cry in the womb..............

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Babies cry in the womb..............
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 3:58pm

Apparently this is an old video but it is the 1st I have heard of it.

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 4:19pm

aawww, I have wondered about this.

Cynthia

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 4:21pm

omg i almost cried watching that!! I dont like the idea of my baby crying and I cant do anything to comfort her.

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 4:40pm

I know.

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 6:25pm

Interesting. I've never really thought about it I guess although they aren't necessarily crying since it's amniotic fluid they're ingesting and not air. The first real cry comes after they get air in their lungs or at least that's how I understand it. I think while we're pregnant we're doing all we can & there's not much more we can do to comfort them but it sad to think that they might be sad. It's way harder after they're born though & you aren't able to hold or comfort them when they're upset. That was our reality after my DS was born & when I fully realized the power of my presence and my voice. He knew if it was me in the room and he would be much calmer if DH or I spoke to him. Interestingly enough my favorite nurse who spent sooo much time with us when I was pregnant apparently left an impact on him too. Each time we've seen her since he was born he has been so drawn to her. He's not a shy kid in the least but there's something about her that fascinates him & I don't think it's going out on a limb to say he recognized her voice from all those conversations we had.

ERIN


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Registered: 06-15-2010
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 7:09am

It is sad to think they might be "crying" in there, but I also think of it as practicing.

Robin

Mom to 2-year old twin boys, Dawson & Devin

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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 7:36am
The thing about babies crying is that it actually stregnthens their lungs. That's why after the baby is born, one of the things they are graded on for their Apgar scores is the "strength" of their cry. Just think of it as studying for their first test ; )
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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 11:01am

i was wondering if she could possibly be getting upset in there.

Liliana owns my heart. Born 6/16/2011