Why do babies cry soon after they are delivered? What is the scientific reason behind babies crying right after birth?


One of the things that everyone faces after delivering a new baby is to watch him/her cry out loud like someone who is under attack and calling for help. Ever wonder why this happens? Let’s go straight into it.

Imagine you are resting inside a warm comfy cocoon, the most comfortable place you can imagine. You are effortlessly fed, your body waste is invisibly removed and there are the reassuring body noises of your mother, ohh It’s heaven and no one will like to move out.

Interestingly Just when you are getting used to this life of luxury you are disrespectfully shoved out of your cocoon. For several hours you are punched around by contractions as you move through the birth canal.

Have you seen a newborn? They have long heads because their poor little skulls have been compressed into the shape of spaghetti. They are squished so hard by the birth canal all the gunk is pushed out of their lungs.

Newborn Baby crying right after birth

No sooner is the gripping torture over, than you are ejected into a freezing cold loud and glaring place, surrounded by bossy urgent people. It’s like facing paparazzi but a hundred times worse. And you don’t even have a publicist to protect you.

I mean you have seen how newborns scrunch up their eyes? It’s because the glaring light is painful. As if that isn’t bad enough, people are sticking tubes down all your orifaces. You have never been touched before and now they are doing all this to you. So invasive and mean. And in some places they even belt you on the bum.

The outraged squalling of newborns is the equivalent of them shouting ‘how dare you treat me like this?’ You know doctors say newborns can’t smile. I say they are seriously pissed off by the whole birth process. No wonder it takes months for them to lose that outraged look and crack a smile.

What is the scientific reason behind babies crying right after birth?

When babies are delivered, they are exposed to cold air and a new environment, so that often makes them cry right away. This cry will expand the baby’s lungs and expel amniotic fluid and mucus

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