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Fetuses Yawn in the Womb, 4D Scans Suggest
Science Daily ^ | Nov. 21, 2012 | Science Daily

Posted on 11/23/2012 4:52:37 PM PST by Salman

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While some researchers have suggested that fetuses yawn, others have disagreed and claim it is simple mouth opening.

But the new research clearly distinguished 'yawning' from 'non-yawn mouth opening' based on the duration of mouth opening. The researchers did this by using the 4D video footage to closely examine all events where a mouth stretch occurred in the fetus.

Using their newly developed criteria, the research team found that over half of the mouth openings observed in the study were classed as yawns.

The study was carried out on eight female and seven male fetuses from 24 to 36 weeks gestation. The researchers found that yawning declined from 28 weeks and that there was no significant difference between boys and girls in yawning frequency.

Although the function and importance of yawning is still unknown, the study findings suggest that yawning could be linked to fetal development, and as such could provide a further medical indication of the health of the unborn baby.

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(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: babies; fetuses; yawn

1 posted on 11/23/2012 4:52:40 PM PST by Salman
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2 posted on 11/23/2012 4:56:31 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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"Fetuses Yawn in the Womb"

Yo, slacker fetus!

Gotta get yourself some of that 5 Month Energy crap...

3 posted on 11/23/2012 5:14:57 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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May best friend's daughter, who over the past 5 years suffered a string of heartbreaking miscarriages at around 14 - 16 weeks, is now 29 weeks along in an elaborately "surveilled" pregnancy with specialists hovering and monitoring every step of the way.

As a result she has lots and lots of pictures of her as-yet unborn daughter, Skylar. This little girl shows tons of personality! They've become so familiar with her face they can tell her every mood: including squinching up her nost when Mom eats something spicy, and grinning and nodding her head when pleasant music is heard. And these reactions have been observable for months.

Yawning? Maybe she's bored. Time for a jiggity jig!

4 posted on 11/23/2012 5:23:33 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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May best friend's daughter, who over the past 5 years suffered a string of heartbreaking miscarriages at around 14 - 16 weeks, is now 29 weeks along in an elaborately "surveilled" pregnancy with specialists hovering and monitoring every step of the way.

As a result she has lots and lots of pictures of her as-yet unborn daughter, Skylar. This little girl shows tons of personality! They've become so familiar with her face they can tell her every mood: including squinching up her nost when Mom eats something spicy, and grinning and nodding her head when pleasant music is heard. And these reactions have been observable for months.

Yawning? Maybe she's bored. Time for a jiggity jig!

5 posted on 11/23/2012 5:23:46 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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6 posted on 11/23/2012 5:28:24 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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When I was pregnant with my first, he use to click his mouth. The sound was like putting your finger in your mouth and popping it out. Even my husband heard it when he did it. We couldn’t figure it out.

Then when he was born, he made the same clicking noise. It was amazing!


7 posted on 11/23/2012 6:18:49 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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hiccup, swallow, stretch and yawn
8 posted on 11/24/2012 1:41:52 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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Nine months in the dark, with no TV, no Internet, no Facebook, no Twitter. Who wouldn’t be bored?


9 posted on 11/24/2012 1:53:39 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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LOL


10 posted on 11/24/2012 5:53:11 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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