What impact does music have on a baby that is growing inside a mother’s womb? This question has baffled experts, resulting in several research works to understand the influence of music on an unborn baby.
November 30th, 2018
Medical experts have carried out various studies on pregnant women to find out the effects of music on the unborn babies. According to the results, unborn babies who were exposed to music while in the womb showed a significant improvement in their overall mental, conscious, behavioral, sensory, psychological and emotional development as compared to those who were not exposed to any music while they were in the womb.
While you are pregnant, listening to music will not only have a soothing and uplifting effect on you but also a positive influence on your unborn baby. The positive vibes that you get from listening to music will create a prenatal stimulation that will help you to bond with your unborn baby. Moreover, it will enable you to lower your stress and anxiety levels resulting in a calmer newborn.
Here are some of the effects that listening to music can have on your unborn baby:
- Better reflexes
When you are listening to music while pregnant, your unborn baby will be able to hear the vibrations and will start reacting to the same. Your baby may also try to move in sync with the beats of the vibration. This may improve your unborn baby’s reflexes and reactions, and also its overall movement.
- Improved auditory senses
As you listen to music with headphones, it will significantly enhance your unborn baby’s concentration, auditory senses, and skills. Your unborn baby may not be able to understand music at this stage, and what reach your baby are most likely the vibrations from sound waves. However, the baby will still try to concentrate on sounds, and doing so will better its mental stimulation.
- Can act as a soothing lullaby
Many researchers believe that your unborn baby will be able to remember the music and the sounds that you listened to while you were pregnant. If you listen to certain soothing songs while you are pregnant, it is highly likely that your baby will remember them even after birth. It means that you can use the same music to soothe your little one after it is born. Your baby will be able to recognize the sounds and it will help to relax and calm your baby instantly.
- Baby’s personality
The type of music you listen to while you are pregnant can have an effect on the baby’s overall personality. If you listen to soothing sounds and soft music, your baby could develop a calm personality. On the other hand, if you listen to music that is loud and jarring, it could lead to an aggressive and anxious personality of your baby. However, there are no medical studies or research to back the same as experts are still working on the same.
We recommend you read the original article published by Debolina Raja to find answers to questions such as:
- How can you make sure that your unborn baby is listening to music?
- Do you only have to listen to soft music while you are pregnant?
- How much music should you make your unborn baby listen to?