What Daily Life in the Womb is Like

By Trista
What Daily Life in the Womb is Like

Knowing there is life growing inside you is exciting, and it is incredible to think about the growth that is accomplished in nine months. Many women have said they have felt little flutters and kicks as their babies are developing throughout their pregnancies.  

But what is life like in the womb? Is it much different than when a baby is born? Ultrasounds and other elements in modern science have allowed doctors to see what is inside. It seems like a womb acts like a sensory playground for the new life growing inside of you. Here are some fascinating facts about the daily life of a fetus in the womb.

A large portion of the time a fetus spends in the womb is spent sleeping. Credit: Pixabay

Babies In The Womb Sleep Most Of The Day

A fetus goes through a complete transformation from the time of conception, and much of that fantastic growth is done while it is asleep. Scientists said fetuses at 32 weeks old sleep about 90 to 95 percent of the time. Much of the activity that is felt during a pregnancy is when the new life is sleeping!

The sleep patterns continue throughout the third trimester. At the end of the pregnancy, the soon-to-be baby sleeps about 85 to 90 percent of the time.