Has Anyone Heard Their Unborn Baby Cry

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CEM - April 5

okay, i know this sounds really weird, but i need to ask. twice now, while standing in my bathroom (a very small, echoey room) i've heard the very faint sound of a baby cry. it sounds muffled, distant, almost like it was underwater. my kids have been sound asleep on both occasions (and it doesn't sound like them at all anyway), and none of our neighbours have babies. i'm 28 weeks pregnant and i know by now they can hear us, but can we hear them? this has never happened to me before.

 

toes - April 5

ooooo, sounds spooky. I wonder if you'd be more likely to hear it thru conduction rather than auditory means, tho.

 

Hmm - April 5

You can only hear you baby cry if it has air-- something hard to come by in utero-- in its lungs. Toes maybe on to something, call John Edwards!

 

raye lynn - April 5

cem, no offense, but it really does sound a little creepy. I would be totally freaked out. i think its probably your subconscious hard at work preparing you for this baby.

 

Heidi - April 5

That is spooky. If an old lady next door tries giving you a necklace charm with stinky tanis root in it, run!!!!!

 

D - April 5

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/dec2000/976763736.An.r.html There are animals that can sound like a baby crying.... don't know how likely any would be in a neighborhood, though!

 

D - April 5

Argh! remove those "-"s in the last post. That was a most likely reputable source. This one, I have no idea! http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/strange/20030319-9999-strange130.html (there are 2 hypens in this one, after the first 9, and after the last one.

 

BBK - April 5

CEM the baby has vocal chords at this point, and while capable of producing sound, the absence of air makes it impossible of crying aloud.

 

tara - April 5

Hi! I did a search on google and everything it came up with was the same as mentioned here...because there is no air the baby can not make any noise.

 

jenn - April 5

you just hearing things,you just preparing your self for when the baby keep you up all night from crying. that's all it is honey!

 

toes - April 5

hmm, trying to figure out the whole air necessity--I know you need vibration to produce sound, but I also know that if you hit a piece of metal underwater you can hear it. This hasn't anyting to do with hearing the baby thru conduction unless he\she slammed into your bone. They wouldn't have the volume to travel thru fluids, etc. Great, now I HAVE to find out abt out this, just wonderful!!

 

Hmm - April 5

It's a nice tail chase. Have fun toes!

 

Hmm - April 5

Of course, no pun intended.

 

D - April 5

toes - check out the second link I posted, if you haven't already.... its an article that says there are 100 doc_mented cases of this... I'm still pretty skeptical, though!

 

D - April 5

Amending my last post - the doc_mentation is fairly weak... notes in literature some 3 decades ago...

 

CEM - April 5

hey everyone! thanks for all the comments, and thanks especially to you toes, for your more scientific input! i hope you find something out, if so let me know. just to let you all know, it was not creepy at all, it sounded just like my first two children, who had the sweetest little cries ever! if it was some unknown, evil little heckle that would have been a bit odd! i'm really not losing my marbles or trying to convince anyone of anything, just thought i'd share what i truly have experienced. thanks for all your input!........

 

Jenny - April 5

I asked my doctor this question and he said it is impossible to hear a baby cry in the womb because in order to cry, the baby needs air pa__sing by the vocal chords and there is no air in there.

 

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