Pregnancy Ultrasound Shows Evidence That Car Racing Skills Could Be Developed In The Womb
In a culture where kids aren’t even allowed to learn to drive until they are 16 (or older depending on where you live), the thought that driving skills are innate, or even developed in the womb, might be laughed at.
After watching the video below, however, you might start to wonder.
While the 2D ultrasound video is brief, and certainly made more entertaining with the sound effects, it’s pretty uncanny how much it emulates a race car driver on the move!
After watching the video I was curious about how common this kind of movement within the womb is and what it means for a child’s development over time.
Stephen Chan, owner of one of the top 3d ultrasound clinics in Massachusetts shared the following with me,
“While we might not always see race car drivers in the womb, parents are often surprised by the amount and types of movements they see their babies doing during a pregnancy ultrasound of their baby.
“Interestingly, for example, during a 3d or 4d ultrasound, you might see a baby sucking its thumb. However, once the baby is born it will take months for that same baby to figure out how to suck its thumb – if it ever picks up the habit at all.
“As to whether or not looking like a car racer in the womb will have anything to do with their driving skills down the track, I can’t say definitively, but for parents inclined that way a framed picture of the baby’s 3d sonogram hung in the nursery can’t hurt!”