Life before birth: amazing facts

Intrauterine life of the future little man has always attracted a huge interest of scientists. In recent years, thanks to the achievements of science, they have finally managed to examine it in detail and tell the world about the amazing facts of life before birth.

  • It turns out that the egg is not fertilized by the fastest sperm, but the one whose genetic characteristics are as different as possible from the egg's genes: nature requires that chromosomes are constantly enriched with something new and does not allow incest.
  • The most popular day for the birth of children is Tuesday. This is confirmed by statistical data. Studying the dynamics of the birth of kids, scientists found that most of the crumbs are born on Tuesday, and least of all - on a Saturday or Sunday.
  • For only one reason they know, infants often "walk" on the wall of the uterus: they rest on it with their legs and try to turn over. Some researchers argue that when the tone of the muscles of the uterine wall is reduced, the baby gets more freedom for his exercises and more often "walks" along the wall. After birth, these children are more active.
  • Long before birth, babies know how to cry, that is, to make plaintive, inarticulate sounds. And all because the tongue is formed in the mouth, and in the throat, the vocal cords develop at the 9th week of pregnancy.
  • In the third month of pregnancy, the baby's future forms an individual skin pattern on the finger pads.
  • Scientists say that many boys have their first erection before they are born - when they are in the mother's abdomen. Also before their birth, both girls and boys can "masturbate."
  • Infants for the first time can "see" the light still in the belly of the mother. They open their eyes in the seventh month of pregnancy.
  • In one study, it is argued that calmly minded women who sing and "talk" in a calm voice, addressing the child in their stomach, prevent the release of the stress hormone ACTH from his brain. This hormone, as you know, can lead to premature birth.
  • Gynecologists claim that approximately from the 28th week of pregnancy the future child learns to suck and trains breathing. During the appropriate exercises, he gradually swallows the amniotic fluid. This provokes the contraction of the diaphragm, because of which the future baby begins to hiccup! Many doctors believe that hiccups are a sign that the central nervous system is developing normally. After all, in the opinion of experts adhering to this point of view, the hiccup of the future baby itself does not cause inconveniences and is safe for him. Focus on the intensity of hiccups also does not follow: every woman has her own threshold of sensitivity, and sometimes the future mother just does not catch any movements of the future baby.
  • At the 32nd week of pregnancy, the dream of a future baby, like an adult, already passes with three phases: deep sleep, sleep with fast eyeball movements back and forth and an intermediate version. Touching or screaming can wake the child, but he immediately falls asleep if the irritant disappears.
  • In Korea, 9 months, which the child is inside the mother, is recorded in the official age of the baby. Therefore, Korean children are always about a year older than their peers from other countries. However, physically there is no difference in age.
Read on this topic:
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  • Development of memory before and after birth
  • Intrauterine development: sensory organs