Results for - Unborn Babies Dream as Early as 17 Weeks

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Unborn babies are known to be very active at different points during a typical pregnancy. Around the seventh or eighth week of pregnancy, a baby starts making her first movements. Those movements are probably visible with an ultrasound, even though they can't be felt for several more weeks. By thirteen weeks, your baby may be able to put a thumb in her mouth, although the first voluntary muscle movements don't usually occur around week 16. After this point, awake or asleep, your baby moves 50 times or more each hour, flexing and extending her body, moving her head, face, and limbs, and exploring her warm, wet compartment by touch. A baby may touch her face, touch one hand to the other hand, clasp her feet, touch her foot to her leg, or her hand to the umbilical cord. Did you know an unborn baby could be so active after only a short gestation?

1. Unborn babies are known to be very active at different points during a typical pregnancy. Around the seventh or eighth week of pregnancy, a baby starts making her first movements. Those movements are probably visible with an ultrasound, even though they can't be felt for several more weeks. By thirteen weeks, your baby may be able to put a thumb in her mouth, although the first voluntary muscle movements don't usually occur around week 16. After this point, awake or asleep, your baby moves 50 times or more each hour, flexing and extending her body, moving her head, face, and limbs, and exploring her warm, wet compartment by touch. A baby may touch her face, touch one hand to the other hand, clasp her feet, touch her foot to her leg, or her hand to the umbilical cord. Did you know an unborn baby could be so active after only a short gestation?

Yes
37%
921 votes
No
47%
1,186 votes
Undecided
16%
393 votes

2. At 17 weeks, recordable brain activity is present – and therefore, the ability to dream has developed. While an unborn baby's dreams won't be like ours, because they are limited only to sounds and touch from inside the womb, but definite REM (rapid eye movement) sleep has been studied numerous times at this age. Were you aware that a baby could be so well developed this early to actually be able to dream and recall memories?

Yes
22%
547 votes
No
60%
1,494 votes
Undecided
18%
459 votes
Along with more common movements, babies perform some odder activities, including licking the uterine wall and

3. Along with more common movements, babies perform some odder activities, including licking the uterine wall and "walking" around the womb by pushing off with its feet. If you have been pregnant before, did you have an active baby that moved extensively in the womb?

Yes
39%
972 votes
No
13%
315 votes
Undecided
8%
202 votes
Not Applicable
40%
1,011 votes
After birth, babies are known to remember events that took place in the womb. In one example, this picture, called

4. After birth, babies are known to remember events that took place in the womb. In one example, this picture, called "The Rescuing Hug" occurred after twins were born a full 12 weeks premature at a hospital in Westminster, MA. Each little girl was only around 2 pounds, and they spent their first few weeks fighting for their lives in separate incubators. After the first week, one was healthy and strong, but the other was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought against the rules and placed the babies in one incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller baby's heart stabilized and temperature rose to normal. Their story changed the medical community, as the power of human touch became quite evident. Had you heard about these twin baby girls after their birth in 1995 before this survey?

Yes
19%
466 votes
No
63%
1,578 votes
Undecided
8%
198 votes
Not Applicable
10%
258 votes
The girls, Brielle and Kyrie Jackson, both survived – and are now both healthy adults more than 24 years later. Kyrie has her sister, Brielle to thank for saving her life all those years ago. Do you know of anyone who was born prematurely and had a troubled start to their life?

5. The girls, Brielle and Kyrie Jackson, both survived – and are now both healthy adults more than 24 years later. Kyrie has her sister, Brielle to thank for saving her life all those years ago. Do you know of anyone who was born prematurely and had a troubled start to their life?

Yes
35%
883 votes
No
50%
1,258 votes
Undecided
14%
359 votes
11/27/2019 Love & Relationships 2514 75 By: bezdekbt

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