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Babies Practice Crying in the Womb, Durham University and Lancaster University Study


6/6/2013 7:18:37 AM

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Unborn babies "practise" facial expressions of pain, researchers from Durham and Lancaster universities say. They believe the foetus is "learning" how to communicate after birth, through crying or grimacing in the womb. A study of ultrasound scans suggests movements develop during pregnancy, from simple smiling to more complex eyebrow lowering and nose wrinkling.

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