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Did you know that unborn baby learns while in the womb? I did some research and I found some interesting facts. A new study shows that the unborn baby not only hears his/her mom, but may understand her and is already learning language from her.
One mother shared about how, when she is shopping, she talks to her unborn baby. I guess her fellow shoppers probably thought that she was crazy. Far from it. In fact, what she is giving her baby is a foundation for language development.
It is believed that babies begin to absorb language when they are inside the womb during the last 10 weeks of pregnancy — which is earlier than previously held. I also discovered from my research that newborns can actually tell the difference between their mother’s native tongue and foreign languages just hours after they are born. So moms, remember that your unborn baby is listening, learning and remembering during the last stages of pregnancy.
If a mother sits in a movie theater with state-of-the-art sound or walks by a noisy construction site, odds are the fetus will react to all the noise by kicking or shifting around. It is said that around the seventh and eighth month, a fetus’s heart rate slows down slightly whenever his/her mother is speaking, indicating that mom’s voice has a calming effect. Experts says: “Mothers shouldn’t try putting earphones on their bellies and playing music because it’s already noisy in there,” The experts continues by saying, “Learning the mother’s voice and her vowels happens naturally as the mothers speak,”
It is suggested that mothers recognize the importance of not only to talking to their unborn child during the last trimester of pregnancy but to continue to talk to her newborn from the moment of birth to help facilitate language development.
What are the benefits of mom reading and talking to her unborn baby?
Here are 6 benefits for the unborn baby to learn in the womb:
1. It helps you bond with your unborn baby
2. Your voice has a calming and soothing effect on your unborn baby
3. When you are reading, you are relaxed and this relaxes your unborn baby.
4. Your unborn baby is beginning to learn language
5. Your unborn baby is getting to know your voice.
6. Your unborn baby is more likely to read after birth.
What a wonderful way of contributing to the development of an unborn baby. Not only does the mother provide the nutrition for the baby but has the ability to contribute to the baby by reading and talking to her unborn baby.
There are many resources out there, one is Windows to the womb: Revealing the Consciousness from Conception to Birth.
If you would like to leave your personal review or experience or you have any questions, please do leave them below. I would love to hear your feedback!