During the nine months that the fetus is in the ᴡᴏᴍʙ, a lot happens. It develops, grows, swims and learns interesting things that many expectant mothers are unaware of. So discover what the baby is capable of before it comes into the world! Chances are you did the same thing when you were just that old.
- Suck finger
In babies, the sucking reflex is already formed in the mother’s belly. The fetus touches its face and mouth with its hands and sucks its fingers, thus calming itself down if it is scared.
- Sigh and get scared
The baby reacts with a sigh or with fright to every loud sound coming from outside, but also when the mother sneezes. In these cases, it is important to caress the belly or talk to the fetus, which calms it down and restores its sense of comfort.
As soon as the lungs develop and the baby begins to practice breathing, hiccups appear, which the expectant mother can also feel, in the form of small sudden movements, from the inside. Although there is no specific explanation as to why the fetus hiccups, most experts associate it with breathing. When the baby breathes, he swallows amniotic fluid, which flows in and out of his lungs. As a result, the diaphragm contracts and this reaction appears, the specialists believe.
- Develop specific tastes preferences
The taste buds are already developing in the fetus. At the age of 14 weeks, he can distinguish between sweet, sour and salty, and he searches for new aromas in the womb. Depending on what the expectant mother eats during the nine months of pregnancy, the world of flavors that she likes or dislikes develops in the fetus.
Experts have also discovered that the baby dreams in the womb, starting at 32-36 weeks. They do not (yet) know what the little ones see in their dreams, because the waves emitted by their brains cannot (yet) be perceived.
The fetus can smell smells and distinguish them from one another as early as the first trimester of pregnancy, depending on what the expectant mother eats.
Besides hiccups, yawning is another amazing thing that the fetus tries in the womb. We have not yet been able to find out whether he is yawning out of boredom or because he is sleepy, just as we do not know what triggers this reaction in him. For now, experts are of the opinion that this is also part of the baby’s natural development, which is why it is happening.