prenatal pain

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Science confirms true pain in 25 week premies

It has long been possible to observe very premature babies pull away from painful stimuli and react physically as though they were in pain by crying, showing faster pulses and breathing rates and even changes in their blood hormone levels that mimic pain response in older human beings. But that pain has been dismissed as … Continue reading

Prenatal Pain vs. “Nociception” Psychological Construct?

The Journal of the American Medical Association (This link is to the abstract. Subscription is required for the full article) published an article this week claiming to definitively settle the problem of whether or not children feel pain before birth. Some of you may have read that there are serious ethical questions about the authors, … Continue reading

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