Alertness of baby in the womb

Your baby, who is a fetus before birth, does a lot of activities that you haven’t imagined. He is much more than newborns. He listens and speaks. He also has thoughts and memories.

Most foetuses spend most of the time sleeping, just like newborns do. Most of the time, about 90 to 95 percent of the time in the first 32 weeks, is spent sleeping. Depending upon the brain of the immature fetus remain in deep sleep, or REM sleep. The eyes of the babies keep opening and closing, similar to the eyes of an adult. Some scientists also think that fetuses also dream of speaking and listening. They also feel sensations that they felt at the time of awakening in the womb.

Before the delivery, the baby sleeps 85 to 97 percent of the time as newborns do.

After the 9th week of your pregnancy, your baby starts moving in the womb. You may feel it or not, but the movement happens. We can see this movement of the baby through ultrasound. By 13 weeks of pregnancy, your baby starts sucking its thumb. There is no doubt their scuking muscles have not developed yet.

Voluntary and involuntary actions

In the beginning, the movement in the womb of your baby is involuntary. He makes his first voluntary action in the womb after 16 weeks of pregnancy. Your babies make around 50 moves in one hour. he may touch his face, head, limb, eyes, ears, and feet. But at 37 weeks of the pregnancy, he became aware of grabbing his finger with his fingers. 

Besides these movements, the baby also tries to walk around the womb. And also do other activities that include licking the uterine wall.

Why later baby is more active 

As the number of pregnancies increases, the fetus coming after will enjoy more space as the womb gets stretched, making more space to let the later baby move around. It is the reason the aftercoming babies are more active than the firstcomers.

Your baby moves ten times an hour when the pregnancy reaches 29 weeks.

It is proven that a baby remembers the emotional state of his mother. An experiment in Australia revealed that babies who are not born take part in the emotional states of their mothers who were watching disturbing twenty-minute movies. When the baby is re-exposed to that part of the movie, he can recall that state from his subconscious memory.


Babies in the womb listen to all the sounds, he/she makes moves after listening to these sounds. He likes to hear the voice of his mother. But we can reach the same conclusion that a fetus can learn and remember at some level. And like most babies, he feels comfortable hearing the voice that is familiar to him.