Michael Narvey, MD, a Canadian pediatrician who has amassed more than 365,000 followers on TikTok, gave his audience a rare glimpse into the life of a 27-week-fetus, which showed the unborn child swallowing amniotic fluid inside the womb.
The doctor explained the footage was a great reminder that babies swallow amniotic fluid.
“If you look carefully, you’ll see the baby open their mouth many times. And what they’re doing is swallowing that amniotic fluid,” he said. “The amniotic fluid goes into their stomach, is digested, goes through their kidneys and is peed out and becomes amniotic fluid again.”
Dr. Narvey also pointed out that you could see the baby play with their feet again. “The body is amazing,” the doctor signed off.
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