Babies Feel Pain at 35 to 37 Weeks of Development, Experts Say

Preemies begin to feel pain around a woman's 35th week of pregnancy, about two to four weeks before delivery, according to a new study from University College London. Using EEG, researchers recorded the babies' brain activity in response to pain, comparing their pain responses from a touch and prick on the heels. The findings were published in the journal Current Biology. "Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35 to 37 weeks gestation -- just...Full Story
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