If your baby kicks a lot during pregnancy it means that it will be strong: study


When a woman is pregnant, being able to feel the movements of her baby inside her belly is what she expects with more emotion; That moment is unique because the mother and child connection becomes closer.

If the baby has increasingly abrupt movements there is nothing to worry about, this means that his health is good and he has a positive response to life since his bony system will be stronger than the rest, according to studies.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and the College of the Trinity, in Dublin, Ireland, in collaboration conducted a first study that states that when the embryo moves constantly and strongly is more likely to improve the development of their cartilage and bones due to a molecular interaction in the uterus.

When the fetus moves (as a natural reaction to different stimuli) it causes the correct lubrication in the joints, explains the doctor co-director of the Paula Murphy case.

Second, the study by Dr. Niamh Nowlan and her co-author, Dr. Steffan Verbruggen at Imperial College London, consisted of analyzing images of 20 to 30 fetuses in non-invasive movement by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), using the cinema technique to generate moving images after several separate shots.

The number of times a baby moves inside the uterus is important and occurs in a variable way; up to week 32 of gestation these are more remarkable, constant and aggressive, which indicates a good physical development. It was possible to calculate the strength of the kicks in the ankles, knees and hip, and its effect on the skeleton after computer simulations.

The results showed that from 20 to 30 weeks of gestation, the force with which the kicks were produced was almost doubled from 6.5 to 10.5 pounds; When the embryo turned 30 to 35 weeks, it decreased 3.8 pounds because the space is reduced while it grows, but the tensions that help in the column remained constant.

The patterns we have found emphasize the links between movement in the uterus and the development of bones. Our findings highlight a missing link crucial to understanding the role of mechanical forces in the development of prenatal bone.

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