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Scientist talks about development of brain in preborn baby

Here is some information on fetal brain development from Psychology Today: The roots of human behavior, researchers now know, begin to develop early – just weeks after conception, in fact. Well before a woman typically knows she is pregnant, her … Continue reading

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Preborn babies show individuality in the third month

This is from a statement titled “The Unborn Person Is Also a Patient” presented by a group of more than 200 doctors, many of whom were members of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It was part of a Friend … Continue reading

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Baby miscarried at nine weeks shows humanity of preborn children

On 4/10/2016 a woman posted these pictures of her miscarried son, who she named Vincent Marie.  Vincent was nine weeks gestation, or seven weeks from the time of conception. Vincent’s family hoped that showing these pictures would show others the humanity of … Continue reading

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Unborn babies are very active in the womb

A book on fetal development talks about how babies move in the womb “Space permitting, fetuses might be rolling, back flipping, kicking, stretching, yawning, breathing, swallowing, somersaulting, turning their heads, flexing their feet, waving their arms, sucking their thumbs, holding … Continue reading

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Pre-born baby seeks comfortable position, says expert

Pioneer in fetal development M. Liley  talks about how the baby in the wombk can experience an uncomfortable or comfortable feeling. “One of the most uncomfortable ledges that the unborn can encounter is his mother’s backbone. If he happens to … Continue reading

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Unborn babies have “diverse repertoire of movements”

Until healthy [unborn] babies were first observed by ultrasound in extensive studies in the 1980s while the mothers were resting quietly, it was not known that babies have such a diverse repertoire of movements at this early time, and perform … Continue reading

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Unborn babies can see at 3 months

Does a fetus see anything? It is known that the eye can sense light as early as the third month of pregnancy. Sometimes when an endoscope is inserted into the amniotic sac, a fetus tries to protect its eyes from … Continue reading

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Baby in the womb can smile and dream

The fetus behaves in a much more complex way than previously imagined… During her odyssey in the womb she will smile, recognize her mother’s voice and maybe even dream. In the Womb, National Geographic, 2005. Share on Facebook

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Preborn baby prepares for life outside the womb

The womb is not a quiet, isolated place; life within it offers abundant and varied experiences that prepare the baby for the world she will meet when she moves out. We are learning to recognize how sensitive, able and already … Continue reading

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A baby can see and hear in the womb

By midpregnancy the fetus has begun to explore its own body and environment using its hands. It often holds on to the umbilical cord, and when a thumb approaches its mouth, it will turn and begin to make sucking motions … Continue reading

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