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can babies fart while in the womb?

i felt a bubbly feeling were my baby is and i was wondering if they can fart or if it was my stomach or intestines doing something.

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Asked by tie0013 at 2:23 PM on Feb. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Lol. I dunno. They can certainly have the hiccups I don't see why they can't fart.

    Answer by Imogine at 2:25 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • I've never heard of farting, but they can hiccup!

    Answer by mickstinator at 2:25 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • laughingnever thought of it


    Answer by armywife43 at 2:28 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • rolling on floor  ...don't see why not! Thats funny!!!


    Answer by rebel07 at 3:43 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • Nitrogen, methane, hydrogen and oxygen, AKA flatus, is primarily the by-product of digestion and food must be ingested for this to occur. Fetuses do not "eat" so therefore the answer is no.(ingesting amniotic fluid doesn't count as eating)

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • Pretty sure babies can't fart while in the tummy!!! LoL It is probably gas bubbles, or the baby swishing around(you didnt' say how far along you are)....

    Answer by Rachell9503 at 12:03 AM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • another reason for gas is ingesting air, and since babies are inside a giant water bubble and not even breathing air, no, they cannot fart.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 AM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • i'm 26 weeks as of today :)

    Answer by tie0013 at 4:00 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • LMAO...... i dont think so but ya never know

    Answer by MamaPuma at 4:10 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

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