Appendix 3
Movement and Learning Patterns of the Unborn Child and The Development of the Senses





"For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy".
Before birth Luke 1:44
The fetus responds to sound. 10th - 14th weeks after conception Nijhuis/Hepper, p 133
"Blink-startle" responses to vibroacoustic stimulation have been observed. 22nd & 23rd weeks after conception Birnholz & Benacerraf, p 516
The fetus apparently hears some sounds in utero. 22nd - 24th weeks after fertilization Williams, p 169
Changes in fetal heart rate, eye blinks, and movements have occurred in response to sounds. Not available Nijhuis/Hepper, p 137
Evidence is growing that the fetus can hear voices in the womb. Not available Fifer & Moon, p 430


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