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Newborn and Infant Care

Prenatal

11/20/2000

Question:

Is there consciousness before birth

Answer:

There is some thought to support the theory that the fetus does see, hear and feel in utero. The extent to which this is experienced, and when it begins is unknown.

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Response by:

Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati