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Babies practice frowning in womb to prepare for pain

world Updated: Jun 07, 2013 00:15 IST

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A new study by researchers at Durham and Lancaster University has revealed that babies practice frowning in the womb so that they can show when they are unhappy after birth.

Analysis of stark images captured using a 4D scanner suggest unborn babies grimace and pull faces to prepare for being in pain after birth.

The scans of 15 healthy babies also revealed that they develop from making simple expressions such as smiling at 24 weeks to much more complex pain expressions at 36 weeks, the Mirror reported.