Exploring the Daily Rhythms of a Baby Before Birth.


  1. Hiccup

This is a fairly normal phenomenon when the baby is over 24-28 weeks old, you will hear the baby hiccup in the belly like a heartbeat or a “pop, pop” sound. However, not all babies hiccup in the womb, depending on the mother’s body as well as the baby’s position, the baby may hiccup 1-2 times a day or hiccup more, but there are also babies who never hiccup. hiccup.

  1. Cry

The truth about the baby crying in the womb has not been answered so far, and scientists are still having a headache studying this strange phenomenon. Because there was a rumor that an Indian and Chinese woman heard a baby cry from her pregnant belly.

The two stories quickly spread and aroused interest in public opinion. This is also one of the first foundations for the current Thai religion issue. Since it is believed that the emotions of the fetus not only begin at birth, but are formed from the time in the mother’s womb, teaching the fetus will help the child to be born more emotional and intelligent .

  1. Sleep

Perhaps in the womb, the baby’s favorite thing to do is sleep. Thus, a person’s sleep has started right from the moment he was born in the womb. Even scientists were surprised to discover that the time babies sleep accounted for 90-95%, even when the baby did not have eyelids (from 20 weeks of age onwards, the baby has eyelids).

However, the baby’s time of deep sleep is very short, only about 40 minutes / time, then the baby will take a break with some games such as acrobatics, sucking, drinking amniotic fluid, … and sleep again. It’s amazing, isn’t it?

  1. Listen and React

From the age of 6 months, the baby’s hearing is very sensitive, the baby has reacted to external sounds such as the sound of parents, traffic, music or internal sounds such as heartbeat, stomach. contractions, the sound of breathing of the mother, etc. Even, the baby has very interesting reactions such as “I heard it” by the heart beating faster, the limbs kicking violently so that the mother knows what the baby wants to say.

This is also the ideal time for parents to talk and share with their baby more, the baby will be sad or angry if the mother is not in a good mood and also like to hear the warm voice of the father. Mothers can also let the baby listen to melodious or exciting music to help the baby develop more complete hearing.

  1. Enjoy the sweet taste

From 5 to 7 months, your baby can taste flavors from the womb, which can be salty or sweet of amniotic fluid. This is also the time when the baby’s taste buds develop very strongly, even stronger than adults, so everything is delicious. However, by the end of the month, the taste buds are reduced compared to the previous months.

In addition, if the mother eats foods that are too salty or have a lot of flavors such as onions, garlic, ginger, the baby will also feel it all through the amniotic fluid. Mother also noted, should not eat too salty or too sweet, too hot or too cold are not good for your baby at all.

  1. Thumb sucking

According to experts, at 30 weeks onwards, your baby has started to have touch and he prefers thumb sucking to any other action. However, sometimes the baby also touches his face or touches his arms, knees, and plays with the umbilical cord.

  1. Acrobatics

From the 8th week of pregnancy, the baby begins to have gentle to strong movements in the womb and by about 18-20 weeks, the mother will feel it. One of those movements is nudge and acrobatics. From week 29 onwards, the baby is more and more active, and the last 2 weeks of pregnancy, the baby has limited movement because the body is quite heavy at this time, difficult to move, the uterus is also tighter.

According to obstetricians and gynecologists, from week 29 onwards, mothers need to monitor their baby’s movements, if every 10 minutes the baby moves or nudges gently or strongly into the mother’s belly, it is not a concern, but the baby lies down for too long without If you have any movement, you need to consider going to the hospital right away.

  1. Eyes constantly rolling

From 16 weeks of age, the mother has begun to roll her eyes, but by 26 weeks, the first eye has reflexes in the eyes such as frequent back and forth, even the baby can open and close his eyes continuously for weeks. Final. The baby can also see dim light through the uterus and amniotic fluid if the mother’s belly is hit by a beam of light and reacts quite sensitively to this external light by opening its eyes wide to see.

  1. Pain

From week 24 onwards, the baby knows the pain and discomfort if the amniotic fluid is too little or with the mothers carrying twins, they also see that the baby can “upper legs and lower forearms” together to gain legroom because of the mother’s uterus. too tight.

That is also the reason, if the doctor has to appoint a caesarean section for the mother, they will inject anesthetic to the fetus through the umbilical cord to reduce pain for the fetus even though they are very small.

  1. Peeing

Babies also start to urinate right from 3-4 months old and at 7 months old, they secrete about 10ml every hour, before birth, they secrete more with 27ml. The baby’s urine and waste products will follow the mother’s placenta and be excreted.


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