Your baby, even when in the womb, has preferences. A new study published in PLOS One found that fetuses move and respond more when their mothers touch their own stomachs than when they talk to the babies from outside the womb.
Specifically, researchers found that when mothers touched their stomachs fetuses showed “more arm, head, and mouth movements than when the women did nothing or when they spoke to the baby,” reported.
To discover this, scientists brought 23 sound pregnant ladies into a dim room and had every one of them practice three unique practices. One behavior had the moms rub their mid-region, another had the moms converse with their infants and the last had moms keep their arms next to them. The scientists followed the embryos’ developments with sonography. The principal conduct had the most reactions from the womb.
The study found that premature babies specifically had a better chance at learning language and reading skills once they were born because their mothers read to them as a fetus, which developed “the auditory fitness necessary to shape the brain for hearing and language development,” according to the study.
“Get into the habit of talking to your baby the second you find out you are pregnant,”. “This habit will ensure that your child develops a strong vocabulary and become a great reader.” Weber agrees, adding, “Playing music, speaking, singing, or reading nursery rhymes are auditory methods of stimulating the unborn child’s brain.”