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Unborn babies recoil from pain at 5 – 6 months

by | Jul 22, 2020

By Sarah Terzo

Curtis Cook, M.D., Maternal-Fetal Medicine Butterworth Hospital, Michigan State College of Human Medicine:

“In the course of my practice, we must occasionally perform life-saving procedures on babies while still in the uterus. I have often observed babies of 5 to 6 months gestation withdraw from needles and instruments, much like a pain response.”

Jeanne G Miller, Lives Interrupted: The Unwanted Pregnancy Dilemma (Tyler, Texas, 2014) p. 40.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

Categories: fetal pain