$type=carousel$sn=0$cols=4$va=0$count=12$show=home

Here’s Why Your Baby Kick a Lot in the Womb

Here’s Why Your Baby Kick a Lot in the Womb

By Jaclyn Anglis, Woman's World

Why do babies kick so much in the womb? Pregnant women have been asking themselves that question for ages. Recent research suggests one possible explanation.

A November 2018 study published in Scientific Reports suggests that these kicks in the womb might allow a baby to map out his or her body and eventually explore nearby surroundings later on. For the study, researchers measured the brainwaves of 19 newborns while they were asleep. Researchers found that these infants had quite fast brainwaves when they kicked their limbs during a period of their slumber called rapid eye movement sleep.

While these new babies in question were obviously already out of the womb, researchers pointed out that these particular kind of brainwaves were at the largest size for premature babies (who were technically supposed to still be in the womb at that time).

"Spontaneous movement and consequent feedback from the environment during the early developmental period are known to be necessary for proper brain mapping in animals such as rats," said study author Lorenzo Fabrizi, PhD, in a press release. "Here we showed that this may be true in humans, too."

Though these special types of brainwaves typically stop happening for babies after they are a few weeks old, they may have a lasting impact on how the tiny human develops a sense of his or her body, researchers say.

"We think the findings have implications for providing the optimal hospital environment for infants born early, so that they receive appropriate sensory input. For example, it is already routine for infants to be 'nested' in their cots — this allows them to 'feel' a surface when their limbs kick, as if they were still inside the womb," said fellow author Kimberley Whitehead. "As the movements we observed occur during sleep, our results support other studies which indicate that sleep should be protected in newborns, for example by minimizing the disturbance associated with necessary medical procedures."

Turns out all that pain from the kicking was worth it after all!

COMMENTS





Name

Accessories,8,Art,24,Autos,15,Beauty,201,Bollywood,9,Books,5,Business,119,Career & Education,39,Cars,8,Cartoons,8,Celebrities,18,Consumer Trends,6,Crime,45,Design,10,Destinations,104,Economy,2,Entertainment,209,Environment,14,Exhibition,7,Family,3,Fashion,495,Features,54,Fitness,71,Food,103,Food and Drinks,9,Games,21,Gastronomy,9,Health,3969,Hollywood,2,Home and Decor,13,Home and Garden,3,Hotels,31,Household,1,Internet,26,Juicy,260,Lifestyle,3183,Local,12,Mortgages,2,Movie,46,Movie Reviews,3,Music,54,Music Review,2,New York,1,Newsmakers,6,Odd News,163,Offbeat,760,Opinion,53,People,35,Photos,106,Politics,17,Protest,2,Real Estate,51,Relationships,54,Restaurants,29,Restaurants & Gastronomy,3,Science,91,Sports,153,Technology,434,Top News,78,Transport,30,Travel,4160,Trends,6,TV,11,U.S.,365,Weather,3,Women's,987,World,94,
ltr
item
U.S. Daily News: Here’s Why Your Baby Kick a Lot in the Womb
Here’s Why Your Baby Kick a Lot in the Womb
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Im-7YTok9rY/XCYUbT5K7uI/AAAAAAAArps/AuJPcS_XJ-MLKjk_ttPu0ZC-l92xKjCBwCLcBGAs/s1600/dearjulius.com.jpg
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Im-7YTok9rY/XCYUbT5K7uI/AAAAAAAArps/AuJPcS_XJ-MLKjk_ttPu0ZC-l92xKjCBwCLcBGAs/s72-c/dearjulius.com.jpg
U.S. Daily News
https://www.dailynews.us.com/2018/12/heres-why-your-baby-kick-lot-in-womb.html
https://www.dailynews.us.com/
https://www.dailynews.us.com/
https://www.dailynews.us.com/2018/12/heres-why-your-baby-kick-lot-in-womb.html
true
8146511928066133848
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy