do babies poop in the womb?

My sister and I were watching this show about multiples on TLC, and as we were watching, she turned to me and asked, “Do babies cry in the womb?” And…I didn’t know. I mean, I don’t know anything about babies! Maybe they cry and we can’t hear them because it’s muffled by the womb? Maybe this is a totally stupid question?

Obviously, to try to figure out the answer to this burning question, we Googled it. But first, we let “do babies” sit there in the search box so we could see what the average person asks about babies. And oh dear god, I haven’t laughed this hard in a while:

I can’t even pick my favorite. Are there REALLY that many people out there wondering if babies have kneecaps?! (And as funny as I find these questions, I can’t definitively answer many of them…)

UPDATE: Babies DO cry in the womb! (This is from a website called BabyCenter, and it seems legit):

Yup. MSNBC did a cool medical in depth a few years ago on what a fetus does while gestating. All of the doctors in the study agreed that there is ultrasound proof of late term fetus “crying” as a result of being startled. Of course there is no sound (as noise is produced by air moving across the vocal chords), but what they are doing is crying, complete with gulps and chin quivering. Pretty damn cool.

[Posted by Mallory]

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3 responses to “do babies poop in the womb?

  1. E.Lee

    No, but really. DO they poop? My guess is no..that all the “waste” is carried out throught the cord. WHAT IS THE ANSWER?!

  2. Mallory

    Oh my god. Read this whole thing: http://community.babycenter.com/post/a7693955/do_babies_poop_or_pass_gas_in_the_womb

    Someone’s baby had poop in its mouth when it was born!!! (But usually they don’t poop in the womb, just sometimes during labor.)

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