do you read, talk to and let your unborn child listen to music while in the womb

Philippines
April 13, 2010 8:50am CST
I read and heard a lot from mothers that reading stories, talking and letting an unborn child listen to music while still in the womb will help to boost the intelligence of a child. As a soon to be mom am really curious if this really works. I am on my 7th month of pregnancy and i have been reading a lot about the weekly developments of my unborn child and i read that they an hear voice and recognized it whenever they hear it even inside the womb. I have also started listening to song and some nursery rhymes and i noticed that my unborn baby moves a lot during this time. I thin h/she is enjoying it a lot. What kind of songs and stories do you usually read during pregnancy? Please share your experience.
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• United States
13 Apr 10
Yes as does everyone in my family! My 4 yr. old loves to sing a bed time story to her soon to be sister every night. I am always talking to my belly too the point of driving my husband a little crazy because he doesn't know who I am talking to half the time.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Your daughter is very cute and sweet to do that to her soon to be sister. I bet they will surely have a good relationship when they will grow older. I am starting to talking with my tummy too they say the baby becomes familiar with your voice when he/she hears it. Thnaks for sharing. I am just afraid to sing since my singing voice is not that good... Have a great and safe delivery...
• United States
14 Apr 10
They do, my first would turn her head towards my voice from the time she was just a few hours old. The further you get the more you will find yourself talking to your tummy. As movements become stronger and you can not only feel but see them you have more of a sense of there being some one else there so naturally you answer each bump and kick, least I do.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 10
I am very excited for the coming of my first born. i just want to see him and his cute little face.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
23 Apr 10
I talk to my son and play music for him everyday. I'm 8 months pregnant and I've done it for months now. I read stories to him, even if it's just an article I'm reading in a magazine. I know he'll respond and recognize my voice no matter what he hears. I also just like to talk to him. I tell him about things going on during the day and about things he'll have when he gets here. I always make time to play a variety of music for him everyday also. I play lullabies and children's music and then I play things that I like. I can tell things he likes (or maybe doesn't like haha) that I play because he'll start moving around more.
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
thanks for sharing, i really appreciate stories like this. i noticed that too that when the baby likes what i play or stories that i share, he will move a lot... wonders of life.
• China
14 Apr 10
Yes,this is called prenatal care,birth of the child born after the inprovement of IQ is very helpfull prenatal care call out the lifetime education of the child,s IQ helpful is a required course for enery pregnant mother
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• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Thanks for sharing!
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Yeahhh sure, when I was pregnant my mom told me that I need to talked to my son, read stories and let him listen to any music. Because to the belief if you do that one, the baby will turn out to be a singer or at least have a good voice. But my son now who is 8 yrs old, he dont have great voice. Maybe because he still did not developed it yet. Crossing my fingers into it.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Just be patient with it.. just exposed him more on to it... Thanks for sharing!!!
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
14 Apr 10
hi. that's great to hear. i learned that from psychology that it helps their brains develop:-D keep it up.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 10
hi, if thats the case i think i have to continue with what i have started...
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
when i was pregnant and even now, i listened to classical music. i also learned to appreciate the Harry Potter series when i was having my first child. i guess now its into her, "book appreciation", although she's 3yrs old, she sometimes prefer books rather than dolls.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Thanks for sharing your experience.. :)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I talked to both my girls all the while that I was pregnant with them, even before they should have been able to hear what I was saying. I guess it was my way of bonding with them and letting them know that they were loved and wanted even before they could understand such things. I also love listening to music, so I am sure that they could hear it, too, when they were developed enough to at least feel the vibrations of the music. I usually sing along with the music as well, so that is both the music and talking aspects. Sometimes we would even put headphones on my belly to let the baby hear better, but most times I would just listened to the music and sing along with it. I don't know whether or not it helps boost their intelligence, but I do think it is a way to bond with them. Also, both of my girls are very intelligent, so it might increase intelligence, too.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Hi there, thanks for sharing your experience. Well in my case im kind of afraid of singing with the played music since my voice is not that good and am afraid my baby will inherit it.
• United States
13 Apr 10
I haven't had any children yet, but my sister and sister-in-law are expecting my first and second nieces/nephews soon and they have been talking to and reading to their babies all through their pregnancies... will the babies be smarter because of it? Who knows. But I think that it could help them to bond better with their babies. There is a great book (that I bought for each of them) called "Ma, There's Nothing to Do Here!" about a pre-born baby who complains about there not being enough space in there and who tells of all the fun he/she will have when he/she "gets out". It's really cute and they both (as well as everyone else who has seen the book) love it!
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• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Hi there, thanks for sharing your sister and your sister-in-law experience. I think that will be a great book maybe if I'll have the chance I will be checking on it on the local bookstore from mt place.
• United States
14 Apr 10
When I was pregnant, yes I did talk to them. I would just tell them what I was doing while I was doing things. I was never sure if they understood but I wanted them to get familiar with my voice so that it would soothe them when they were born. That's what one of my nurses told me. Therefore my husband would also talk to my tummy while I was pregnant so that our baby would be familiar with him too and so that he could also soothe the baby when born.
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