How Fetus Breathes?

(January 13, 2011)

During a pregnancy, there are many wonderful experiences that a mother will have, the first being that of having a living being inside your womb. As your pregnancy progresses, there are many changes that you will experience, as well. One of the many things to look forward to is an ultrasound, where you will be able to have a visual of the baby that is developing inside your tummy. When you undertake an ultrasound test during the initial stages of your pregnancy, you will be able to see the beating of the baby’s heart. Watching the fetus breathing through an ultrasound is a truly amazing experience that leaves you amazed at the wonder of creation of life. Read more on fetal development week by week

How does fetus breath occur? Is a question that is commonly asked by expectant mothers, because of the fact that the fetus is immersed in the amniotic fluid that is within the mothers womb. The beauty of all this is the fact that the placenta is what helps the baby to breathe while still in the mother’s womb. Fetus breathing movements are similar to that of a newborn baby. Through an ultrasound, you will be able to see the expansion of the lungs while the process of breathing and respiration continues inside the mother’s womb. During a pregnancy, it is extremely important to check on fetal breathing movements to know whether your baby is developing normally. Irregular signs of breathing in a baby could be possible indicators that all is not well.

There are a number of breathing complications that can cause numerous problems for a baby during the initial stages, and doctors need to monitor any irregularities experienced by the fetus, while still in the womb. Sometimes, there may be the occurrence of respiratory problems at birth itself, which need to be sorted out without any delay, to avoid anything drastic. For the baby to stay healthy, it is important that the mother stays healthy as well. Eating the correct food, drinking enough of water and getting enough of exercise will ensure that your baby develops healthily. Along with all the exercise required, it is also important that the expectant mother get enough rest because she will have little or no time to rest once her baby is born. Even after birth, parents still need to keep a close eye on their babies, especially if they are known to have been born with breathing complications.

Submitted by N on January 13, 2011 at 10:51

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