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Ok, this is really weird and I've never heard of it before, but can anyone HEAR their baby moving? Does your baby make noise when it moves? Not like vocalizations <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">, but sounds come from your belly when he/she makes a big movement?<br><br>
In the past few days when baby makes a big movement I hear this kind of *clicking* or *popping* noise from inside my belly. It's so hard to describe... it's like a watery click. Ahhhhhh...soo weird it just happened again.<br><br>
Baby's movements feel so weird now that he or she is so big, they make me a bit squeamish. And with this sound... it's just too freaky!
 

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I was thinking about posting about this! For the past few days I've been able to hear a clicking noise a few times a day. I told my DP that it sounded like someone was cracking their knuckles under water.
 

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I remember reading similar things in my DDC last time I was pregnant, but I can't remember if it actually *was* popping in baby joints or something else entirely. (I do recall somebody knew what it was - big help I am, I know...) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
What I was just thinking though from the title of this thread is why don't babies make humming and underwater vocal noises that we can hear? Why do they wait for that first vocalization until they come out? Or *do* they vocalize and it's completely lost inside us??? It seems like if they did, someone would hear them now and then...
 

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My kids and hubby have all told me separately that they hear things from my belly...swishes, thuds, bubble sounds, and odd hard to discribe stuff.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was thinking about posting about this! For the past few days I've been able to hear a clicking noise a few times a day. I told my DP that it sounded like someone was cracking their knuckles under water.</div>
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Oh yey! It's normal! My baby isn't rigging explosives in there and plotting to blast his/her way out!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">What I was just thinking though from the title of this thread is why don't babies make humming and underwater vocal noises that we can hear? Why do they wait for that first vocalization until they come out? Or *do* they vocalize and it's completely lost inside us??? It seems like if they did, someone would hear them now and then...</div>
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I'm pretty certain it's because they'd need air in their lungs to make any kind of vocalization... The vocal chords require air pressure to vibrate and for the larynx to make sound. Unless your baby's got some access to air in there, it won't be making ANY audible vocalizations. I have seen ultrasound videos of babies "crying" in utero though- they are just doing the action though, there is no sound.
 

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I have heard of this before, but never experienced it myself. I think I've heard that it has to do with the amniotic sac, the amnion and the chorion rubbing together I think
 

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I've heard of it too but never experienced it. Sounds kind of creepy and cool at the same time.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have seen ultrasound videos of babies "crying" in utero though- they are just doing the action though, there is no sound.</div>
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I saw a video of that on Youtube and it made me a little weepy myself. Poor little baby crying all alone in there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">
 

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Crying in the womb????????? How come?<br><br>
I have had those weird sounds too both with previous pregnancies and this current one. Nothing bad ever happened related to it so I just chalk it up as One Of Those Great Mysteries.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<a href="http://dsc.discovery.com/news/media/fetalcryingvideo.html" target="_blank">Here's</a> the baby crying video. It's sad.
 

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as for sounds from vocalizations: ah yes, the need for air makes sense. I was figuring the fluid would still enable/conduct sound, but perhaps if the lungs are filled with it the pressure is different than air and vocal chords don't work. ?<br><br>
and oh my - crying fetus!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://dsc.discovery.com/news/media/fetalcryingvideo.html" target="_blank">Here's</a> the baby crying video. It's sad.</div>
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Interesting! It makes sense though, babies do a lot of stuff in the womb to practice for when they're earthside. I just never pictured them doing crying type movements etc.<br><br>
What a sweet little baby. I wanted to pick her up and give her a cuddle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I did some internet research and I couldn't find anything authoritative about these noises. But it seems many mamas do get them and that no one's doctor or midwife really knows what it is! There are a few different theories- the one that makes the most sense to me is: the hormones that are causing our joints to relax and loosen at this stage in pregnancy also have the same effect on baby and when he/she makes big movements, we can hear the joints popping and clicking just like ours do.<br>
I can't believe this is so common and yet the "professionals" can't tell mamas anything about it. Bah. I read on one website about a woman everyone thought was crazy- her doctor, nurses, other women, etc. Until her 80 year old grandma visited her and asked "Is the baby clicking yet?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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