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12 WEEK OLD BABY WALKS IN THE WOMB!
The BBC. Pip Pip Cheerio! ^

Posted on 06/28/2004 1:31:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55

Scans uncover secrets of the womb

Baby 'walking' in the womb A new type of ultrasound scan has produced the vivid pictures of a 12 week-old foetus "walking" in the womb. The new images also show foetuses apparently yawning and rubbing its eyes.

The scans, pioneered by Professor Stuart Campbell at London's Create Health Clinic, are much more detailed than conventional ultrasound.

Professor Campbell has previously released images of unborn babies appearing to smile.

He has compiled a book of the images called Watch Me Grow.

Conventional ultrasound, usually offered to mothers at 12 and 20 weeks, produces 2D images of the developing foetus.

These are very useful for helping doctors to measure and assess the growth of the foetus, but convey very little information about behaviour.

Complex behaviour

More pictures of developing foetuses Professor Campbell has perfected a technique which not only produces detailed 3D images, but records foetal movement in real time.

He says his work has been able to show for the first time that the unborn baby engages in complex behaviour from an early stage of its development.

Professor Campbell told the BBC: "This is a new science for understanding and mapping out the behaviour of the baby.

"Maybe in the future it will help us understand and diagnose genetic disease, maybe even conditions like cerebral palsy which puzzles the medical profession as to why it occurs."

The images have shown:

From 12 weeks, unborn babies can stretch, kick and leap around the womb - well before the mother can feel movement

From 18 weeks, they can open their eyes although most doctors thought eyelids were fused until 26 weeks

From 26 weeks, they appear to exhibit a whole range of typical baby behaviour and moods, including scratching, smiling, crying, hiccoughing, and sucking. Until recently it was thought that smiling did not start until six weeks after birth.

An hour long session using the new technology, which is not yet available on the NHS, costs £275.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 4d; baby; catholiclist; life; prenataldevelopment; professorcampbell; stuartcampbell; walks
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1 posted on 06/28/2004 1:31:11 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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2 posted on 06/28/2004 1:31:33 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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3 posted on 06/28/2004 1:31:50 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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4 posted on 06/28/2004 1:32:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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At ten weeks gestation, this foetus can move her arms and legs with a range of movements that are fluid and supple.
5 posted on 06/28/2004 1:32:45 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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At 22 weeks gestation babies are capable of fine hand and finger movements. In a short space of time this baby scratches, rubs and pats his cheek before doing the same to his nose.
6 posted on 06/28/2004 1:33:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Brad's Gramma; MHGinTN; shaggy eel

Look at this.


7 posted on 06/28/2004 1:33:47 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: ConservativeMan55


This foetus exhibits behaviour identical to what he will do after birth,. If he's held upright on a flat surface he will try and move forward.
8 posted on 06/28/2004 1:34:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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This baby's brain has developed sufficiently to enable him apparently to sense the other parts of his body. He can bring his fingertips together so they touch.
9 posted on 06/28/2004 1:34:39 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55
12 WEEK OLD BABY WALKS IN THE WOMB!

I read this wrong.

I thought 12 week old fetus's were walking on the MOON.

To which I say, NUKE THE MUTANTS BEFORE THEY INVADE EARTH!!!

10 posted on 06/28/2004 1:34:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: ConservativeMan55

How can this be - it's just a blob of tissue?!?!

- sarcasm off -


11 posted on 06/28/2004 1:35:01 PM PDT by Ogie Oglethorpe (The people have spoken...the b*stards!)
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To: ConservativeMan55


From about 24 weeks of pregnancy when retinal development is complete, babies open and close their eyes intermittently. This helps a baby to perfect the blinking reflex, which will protect his eyes once he's born.
12 posted on 06/28/2004 1:35:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55
On one hand, he pioneered a great 4-D ultrasound technology, on the other hand, he's a piece of sh!t:
Professor Campbell, who worked as an obstetrician at St George's Hospital-Tooting, and pioneered 4D scanning of babies in the womb at the Create Health Centre for Reproduction and Advanced Technology in London, said: "It is really unfair on the nurses and the parents to see the baby making some sort of movement after birth.
Damn. Is it too late to abort him?
13 posted on 06/28/2004 1:35:29 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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Although grasping begins early it becomes better established during the last trimester. Babies grasp hands, feet, fingers, toes and, most commonly, their umbilical cords.
14 posted on 06/28/2004 1:36:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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While newborns do not smile until 4-6 weeks after birth, babies in the uterus do. Maybe because the uterus is warm, comfortable, and shielded from loud noise and bright light.
15 posted on 06/28/2004 1:36:37 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Lazamataz

Reminds me of the Onion story about discovering that dolphins had grown thumbs-- that they were ready to take over as the dominant species.


16 posted on 06/28/2004 1:37:07 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: ConservativeMan55


Foetuses as young as 11 weeks have been seen with their thumbs in their mouths. This baby started out sucking his smallest toes and gradually moves on to suck a bigger and better toe.
17 posted on 06/28/2004 1:37:53 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Quick, send this to John Kerry... he thinks a fetus is just a woman's choice!

< /sarcasm>

18 posted on 06/28/2004 1:38:01 PM PDT by Chieftain (To all who serve and support those who serve - thank you!)
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To: ConservativeMan55; *Catholic_list; american colleen; sinkspur; Lady In Blue; Salvation; ...
Catholic Ping - let me know if you want on/off this list


19 posted on 06/28/2004 1:38:16 PM PDT by NYer ("Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels.")
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To: ConservativeMan55

How can this be? Liberals said........ Oh wait.


20 posted on 06/28/2004 1:38:22 PM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: ConservativeMan55


Babies produce a motion approximating to yawning from as early as 12 weeks' pregnancy. Maybe this is nature's way of ensuring that as soon as she enters the world, she'll be able to take her first breath.
21 posted on 06/28/2004 1:38:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

OMG that is amazing!


22 posted on 06/28/2004 1:38:43 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: cpforlife.org; Mr. Silverback

Pro-Life Ping!


23 posted on 06/28/2004 1:38:43 PM PDT by NYer ("Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels.")
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

"Liberals said"

Famous last words.


24 posted on 06/28/2004 1:38:57 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Bump for life.


25 posted on 06/28/2004 1:39:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Bump!


26 posted on 06/28/2004 1:39:44 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Diogenesis; mhking; nutmeg

You gotta SEE THIS JUST DAMN!


27 posted on 06/28/2004 1:40:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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My ten year old was even impressed by those ultrasound pictures.
I remember when I was pregnant with my now four year old son I saw a really clear pic on the old 2D machine. My son was sitting there smacking his lips. It was so cute to see. I commented that he looked a lot like my husband as a baby. (from baby pictures) Once he was born the first thing my mother-in-law said was that our new son reminded her of my husband as a baby.
28 posted on 06/28/2004 1:40:58 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: ConservativeMan55

Great post!


29 posted on 06/28/2004 1:41:04 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Saddam's family was a WMD)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Baby Bump!


30 posted on 06/28/2004 1:41:13 PM PDT by jtminton (Every time you get something you didn't earn, somebody earned something they didn't get.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

I think its very impressive!


31 posted on 06/28/2004 1:41:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Once liberals hear this..they'll just bump up the notch of requirement for a human being.

Can he dance?


32 posted on 06/28/2004 1:42:36 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: jtminton

Thanks Bump!


33 posted on 06/28/2004 1:43:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Look for an FDA ban on this type of ultrasound.


34 posted on 06/28/2004 1:43:39 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: ChadGore; StriperSniper; RaceBannon

Ping!


35 posted on 06/28/2004 1:43:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Sloth

I can see that in the works..


36 posted on 06/28/2004 1:44:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

BTTT


37 posted on 06/28/2004 1:44:13 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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Doesn't really surprise me. Years ago when I worked in OB we would have to use the hand held Doppler with stethoscope style ear plugs to pick up fetal heart tones for patients early in gestation. Babies didn't like it and you could hear them moving away from the USG and pressure. We would joke with the parents that we were catching the baby. This wasn't just movement by pressure, you could actually hear little thumps and kicks as the baby moved from noxious stimulus.
38 posted on 06/28/2004 1:44:16 PM PDT by armymarinemom (Ultimate Flip Flop->I support the Troops but not their mission)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Awesome!!!!!!!


39 posted on 06/28/2004 1:44:24 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek Chick Parachutist Over Phorty)
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To: armymarinemom

WOW.


40 posted on 06/28/2004 1:44:47 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Ping!


41 posted on 06/28/2004 1:45:11 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
"It is really unfair on the nurses and the parents to see the baby making some sort of movement after birth.

I must be really slow today, I don't understand what he means by this.

42 posted on 06/28/2004 1:46:56 PM PDT by reformed_dem
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To: reformed_dem

I'm not sure about that either.


43 posted on 06/28/2004 1:47:42 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Catholicguy; Land of the Irish

PING!


44 posted on 06/28/2004 1:48:29 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Little Miracles BUMP!

(Says the proud mommy to a new four-month-old and a three-year old!)

45 posted on 06/28/2004 1:48:33 PM PDT by Malacoda
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To: Malacoda

I hope these little miracles will produce bigger ones!

Like..abortion being outlawed in all forms!


46 posted on 06/28/2004 1:49:30 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: armymarinemom

LOL! My last baby used to do that with my midwife. He would be calm, then would suddenly start to move around the second he heard her voice or the doppler came out. Almost like he was thinking, "I'm not doing this again."


47 posted on 06/28/2004 1:50:01 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: ConservativeMan55

I just love those pictures. We still have our pictures. We even have small avi movies of our son moving around. It is absolutely astounding to watch them. We watched out son flip over a couple of times and push his legs straight out. God is so wonderful.


48 posted on 06/28/2004 1:50:02 PM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 6 month old son with Down Syndrome)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bookmarked


49 posted on 06/28/2004 1:50:35 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Many a law, many a commandment have I broken, but my word never.)
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To: New Perspective

Technology just keeps moving right along.

Soon we'll be able to see more and more!


50 posted on 06/28/2004 1:50:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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