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Is it possible for a baby to pass gas in the womb?

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Asked by shani820 at 5:13 PM on Oct. 17, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The fetus' digestive tract is sterile. They do not have the necessary flora (bacteria) to digest. The bacteria is what causes the gas as it breaks down and digests the food in the intestine. After the baby is born it picks up the bacteria it needs and starts to develop it's own colon colony, :)

    Answer by MomShawn70 at 5:22 PM on Oct. 17, 2008

  • Their is no gas in the womb for them to pass. They are surrounded by fluid without air pockets to swallow. Air would be very dangerous to him right now.

    Answer by vsrillo at 2:02 AM on Oct. 18, 2008

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