Although we know that babies delivered prematurely cry, researchers are still learning about how babies cry in the womb. Recent research in New Zealand revealed evidence of crying patterns in the unborn child at 28 weeks into pregnancy. Video footage was made of the baby crying in response to loud noise that made the child uncomfortable. Professor Ed Mitchell said the following to the London Sun newspaper: “It was strikingly like an infant crying. Even the bottom lip quivers.”
This evidence is part of a growing body of research that reveals the unborn child as much more similar to the born child than many imagine. Other studies have shown how these babies learn sounds that they hear while in the womb. As the unborn become more visible, may their rights be more recognized.