When mothers talk to their babies while they’re still in the womb many researches believe that is actually the first step in language development.One thing for sure is that babies get used to the sound of their mother’s voice and perhaps when they are born, that familiarity lends itself to quicker recognition and a fast bond after birth. This is also a wonderful time for the father to bond with both his wife and his unborn child. Many men report that they enjoy gently massaging the mother’s belly and talking to the baby.
These may seem like little things but every little moment you spend talking to, or reading to your unborn baby make a difference.
- Talk about things you see while you are out and about
- Describe what you are buying while you are in shop
- Sing songs while you are bathing
- Read a book/listen soothing music before bedtime or sing a poem also.
While you already have a lot on your mind, you may wonder if there are ways to bond with your baby before they arrive. You are carrying them in your body after all, and you already love them, so how can you express this love without waiting for their arrival?
Many pregnant lady-to-be wonder if talking to their baby will help strengthen their bond with their child or if it’s just a wasted effort, but studies have shown that there are plenty of benefits that occur from talking to your unborn child.
Even though your baby is surrounded by the sound of your heartbeat, your internal noises and their own sounds, they can also hear your voice. Even if you’re not talking directly to your child, your baby will be able to hear you and recognize your voice as one distinct person. Studies have found that babies tend to respond to their mothers voice more than others because he or she constantly hears the sound of their voice. In fact, a study found that fetuses still in the womb responded to their mother’s voice by a raise in heartbeat. The fetuses were then subjected to the voices of strange women, and their heartbeats did not rise.
Talking to your baby while in the womb will help them continue to learn what your voice sounds like, which can help strengthen their bond towards you after they’re born.Talking to your baby while in the womb has plenty of benefits. If you don’t want to have a conversation with your stomach, you can read out loud to your baby as a way for them to hear your voice. It doesn’t have to be a child’s story either—you can simply opt to read your emails, the newspaper or the mail out loud. Since your baby can hear you, this can help you to strengthen your bond.
From the fifth month of your pregnancy. you can feel the baby’s movements and naughty kicks inside your stomach. You can also see the movement inside your stomach and at times if you are lucky, you will be able to see some of baby’s body parts very clearly on your stomach, like baby’s nimble feet, palms and so on.
Try to connect to the baby through touching externally. Baby can feel you and sense your presence outside. This will improve baby’s sensory skills and will stimulate brain to look for more sensations of touch and feel. Your baby is already growing intelligent with every passing day and you will feel his presence and sense with already baby’s responses and movements when baby hears your sounds and knows your actions.
If you expectant mother—maybe your own partner—he’s likely to be actively involved in the pregnancy and already forming a bond with his baby in the womb. And if you’ve found your way to communicate in womb, you must be intrigued by the wealth of evidence in the media today demonstrating the benefits of reading to babies in utero.
Fathering begins before birth: a man can start forming a real and active bond with the baby long before baby’s birth—including talking and reading to him.“Studies have shown, that babies whose fathers talked to them before birth attended more to their father’s voices soon after birth, perhaps indicating that the sound of the father’s voice had been imprinted on the mind of the preborn baby.”
But the magic of in utero bonding goes even deeper than that. Daddy’s voice, like Mommy’s, will become familiar to the growing baby during the third trimester of pregnancy, or even earlier. After baby’s born, studies show that baby will recognize and be comforted by their voices. baby will also recognize the familiar patterns and rhyming vowels of stories heard repeatedly from the womb. The new father will be able to experience this amazing connection right away, and at the same time watch its soothing effect on his precious new baby.
When baby in the womb, we may be affected to a greater or lesser extent by any issues/traumas/problems mother and parents are going through, whether this is emotional or physical. This can continue to affect you negatively throughout your life, without sometimes even knowing it!
Also, quite often there can be trauma at the actual birth, with the mother or baby on medication, or the baby put in an incubator and unable to bond with the mother, causing feelings of anxiety, separation, disconnection, fear, under attack, unsafe, alone, fight or flight mode, etc.
Sometimes this causes unexplained:
- fears and constant anxietys
- anger / resentment / frustration
- feeling attacked
- feeling unsafe
- feeling unwanted or abandoned
- feeling unconnected to others
- dysfunctional relationships and behaviours
The list goes on!
When baby in the womb GARBH SANSKAR is a way to energetically heal anything that may have happened, during the time in the womb and at birth, and is only needed once in a lifetime. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PROCESS A PERSON CAN HAVE TO FEEL WHOLE AGAIN, HAPPY AND AT EASE.
Take care of your unborn baby.
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Dr Unnati Chavda
(Promoting pregnancy wellness)