It is a well-known fact that babies can hear the sounds outside the womb. According to a study, babies can remember songs heard when they were in the womb. Music soothes the baby’s soul, even before the birth.
It is said that a baby’s heart rate slows down at a greater rate when they hear the melody they had heard in the womb, compared to the ones they have not heard before.
Researchers have seen a developing baby evidently respond to the sounds outside the bump. As a mom talks, sings or reads aloud, her voice vibrates and amplifies inside her body. Sounds are felt as vibration by the baby.
However, the devices mothers put directly on their bump to play music can be harmful. Research has found out that singing during pregnancy has many benefits for the mom and baby.
Benefits for the Baby:
- Connects the mother and baby.
- Gives the baby a cool and relaxing atmosphere in the womb.
- It can give the womb a relaxing sound massage.
- Increases oxygen flow to the baby.
- Eases the speech development.
- Transfer of endorphins to the baby via the placenta.
Benefits for the Mother:
- Improves mood and energy levels by raising endorphin levels.
- Reduces stress and tension.
- Good sleep.
- Has pain relieving effects because of the endorphin hormones.
- Good posture
- Boosts the immunity
- Increases lung capacity and oxygen levels.
- Relief from sinus
- Tones facial muscles and abdominal muscles.
Experts say that if music has a profound effect on older kids who love listening to music, babies and even fetuses may benefit from it the same way.
Some experts also say that the fetuses breathe in time to music they enjoy. Play music because you enjoy it, but not just to make the unborn baby smart. Music can support you to relax and fall asleep.