Bonding with your unborn baby. She caresses her belly every day and tells her baby what she did during the day. Every evening she says she loves him and impatiently waits for the day she can meet him. After giving birth, the nurse escorts the mother out of the maternity ward. There’s a transparent pram nearby, with a new resident of the world who has just arrived. Before the elevator arrived, some time had passed, and the baby began to cry. The mother sitting near started talking tenderly with her baby. He worried, but when he heard his mother’s voice, he quickly calmed down. Baby felt safe, his mom was nearby.
The baby in mom’s belly
At 7 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a blueberry. At 8 weeks, the baby feels your touch, has arms and legs. He smiles and makes grimaces, knows how to be happy and smile. At 18 or 20 weeks baby begins to move. When baby gets tired, angry, or dislikes something, his moves in the womb become more intensive. Mom feels more frequent and painful movements at that time. The fetus may already wake up from the mother’s movements or external sounds.
Around 24 week, the inner ear develops. The baby can hear and recognize your voice. Gradually vision, taste, hearing and smell develop. The child is able to identify who is speaking to him and demonstrate it through his movements. To the voice of the mother they are the same, to the voice of the father, they are different. This creates an invisible but strong connection between the parents and the child.
It is necessary to talk with your baby
Talk with your little one from the moment you’ve learned about his existence. U.S. researchers made the experiment. They selected 600 couples that are expecting a baby. From the 24th week of pregnancy, moms and dads had to talk to the baby in the belly or read him a fairy tale at the same time each day, 30 min. After birth, these children were watched up to school age and compared with those normally delivered. The psychomotor development of those children whose parents spoke to them on a daily basis surpassed other children. They learned to sit, speak, and stand earlier. It happened, because parents talked to the babies, so their brains developed faster. If mother skipped talking time, little guy was starting to move restlessly, spinning in the belly, kicking.
Baby learns while in mom’s belly
The baby hears his mother, tries to understand her and learns from her. Talk to your baby constantly, even when you’re alone in the food store. People may think you’re crazy, but does that matter? The most important thing is your connection with the baby. Study shows: talking to a baby for the last 12 weeks, helps him to learn the language. Newborns can distinguish their mother tongue from the foreign language only a few hours after birth. Their brains are constantly developing and are not waiting for the birth to begin absorbing information.
Researchers at the University of Washington worked on the study. Smart pacifier was connected to the computer to measure the newborn’s reactions to sounds. The study involved 80 babies who listened to recordings in their native and foreign unknown language while sucking a smart pacifier. Research has shown that babies sucked longer when they were listening to the foreign language compared with listening to their mother tongue. Be wise and conscious, do not push to extremes to teach your baby foreign languages while he is in your womb.
Influence of the music
Do not put headphones on your belly, it is already noisy there. The fetus responds differently to different sounds of music. For example, there is a case described, when pregnant women had to leave the concert hall because they could not tolerate the painful movements of the fetus. Baby becomes restless and starts to kick, if mother listens to annoying music. After recording bio currents of the brain, it became clear that Mozart and Vivaldi calmed down babies in the womb. Meanwhile Beethoven was annoying. Babies don’t like noisy rock and metal, but love the sounds of lullaby, the roar of the ocean and the sounds of nature in the forest. Listening to the sounds of nature and gentle, calm music will make your little one happy and calm.
Mother’s mood impact
Mother’s mood affects your baby’s growth in the belly. The whole period of pregnancy, childbirth, even the first hours and days are important. If you are angry or frightened, know that your baby is feeling it too. In your body, the adrenaline produced in the blood enters the amniotic fluid. Adrenaline is a stressful substance. Frequent negative emotions during pregnancy can interfere with the normal development of the fetus. The baby may be born more nervous, more sensitive, may cry more often and have digestion problems. If mother is studying and preparing for exams, baby also experiences stress. If the expectant mother is happy, calm, her life is happy, she will feel completely different fetal movements while carrying the baby. They will be very gentle. This is because of joy hormones endorphins.
From the sixth month of pregnancy, the baby in the womb hears and recognizes your voice. Talk and communicate with your little one, caress your tummy, say gentle words, send all your love. Your baby hears and feels everything. It will help him develop, grow up healthy, happy and confident.
Maintain a quiet environment without stress. Avoid screaming and anger.
May you all be happy and healthy! Life will never be the same…