Unborn babies have “diverse repertoire of movements”

By Sarah Terzo

Until healthy [unborn] babies were first observed by ultrasound in extensive studies in the 1980s while the mothers were resting quietly, it was not known that babies have such a diverse repertoire of movements at this early time, and perform these so smoothly and so frequently. It was a revelation that movements are polished almost from their first appearance and do not start in a clumsy and poorly coordinated way… The system is innately fine-tuned from the start and by exercise it is maintained in working order.

Geraldine Lux Flanagan, Beginning Life (1996) p. 9.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.