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Considering Music for gestation - what should baby be hearing while in the womb? that babies can hear sounds inside the womb, I also expect myself to hear the baby crying or making sounds inside the womb. I cannot hear anything from the baby's side.

Does a baby cry inside the womb? Or the crying process starts once he comes out? What's the logic behind this?

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You need air to pass over your vocal cords for vocalizations like an infants cry to start. However, it has been observed that fetuses in the womb will make crying-like movements with their mouths, so they're certainly practicing in utero for blasting our eardrums when they arrive.

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+1 perfect: they're certainly practicing in utero for blasting our eardrums when they arrive –  woliveirajr Apr 4 '13 at 19:01
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