What Does The Fetus Learn While In The Mother’s Womb

What Does The Fetus Learn While In The Mother’s Womb

Babies have the reputation of being rather quirky while they are in the womb. What does the fetus learn while in the womb? Experts believe that the fetus in the womb can perceive sounds, voices and smells.  Parents always want to develop their child’s intelligence and talents as soon as possible even while the baby is still in the womb.  Invites you to refer to the article below to know how to interact with children as well as how to help children learn while in the womb.

1. They can hear and even grow to like, music

As you close progress midway in your second trimester, your baby has started to develop pretty strong hearing sensations. Their hearing gets better and develops over time. Studies have shown that babies are capable of retaining memory of the songs that they have heard while in the womb. Music has a soothing effect on babies just as it does on adults. According to a study conducted by the University of Helsinki, there were patterns of recognition observed in babies’ brains after birth to a song/tune that was played frequently during the third trimester. Go ahead and pick a song that you like. Play this frequently enough. You can use this to calm them down after birth.  Helping develop their child’s brain.

At the end of the second trimester, the fetus begins to be able to hear. While your baby’s main sounds are your heartbeat, breathing, your voice, the sound of your blood pumping, and the sounds of your digestive system, your baby can also hear noises from outside his body. When you let your baby listen to music, his heart rate increases and he can move more. Immediately after birth, your baby can respond to familiar music that he used to listen to while in the womb. In the same way, your baby will recall and be comforted by other sounds heard in the womb. Your baby may also prefer your voice to someone else’s and will often pay more attention when you speak.

One study found that if a certain type of music relaxes a mother, it will have the same effect on the baby. Your baby will stop crying, open his eyes and make wiggle movements when he hears that kind of music. So it seems babies connect their experiences in utero to whatever the mother is feeling at the time.

2. They know their mommy’s touch

The urge to keep patting or rubbing your belly is very common as the bump gets bigger. Studies have shown that babies respond rather well to this. They know when you rub the belly lightly. They respond in their ways. They could give you a slight kick. Or, they could lean against your hand when you do so. Either way, they enjoy it and so do you. So don’t listen to anyone telling you not to rub your belly during pregnancy! But do let the baby sleep, of course. As the fetus gets older, you will appreciate the response more.

3.  They taste what you eat

Their taste buds develop in the womb. Your baby has been developing taste buds since the ninth week. By the time of the second trimester, you can even start influencing their taste preferences! A very interesting study proved that babies develop preferences based on what their moms eat. Babies whose moms drank carrot juice during the third trimester quite enjoyed carrots while weaning.

4. They can sense light

Just like light is faster than sound, your baby’s detection of light is also quicker. At around 15 weeks of pregnancy, the fetus becomes sensitive to the stimulus of light. At this stage, their eyes are still closed. It takes a while for them to open. But if there is a bright light, they will sense it. Even if it is outside your tummy. You can try to elicit a response yourself. See if it works. Just feel the bump to see if they move around! This is how you know that they are responding to the light.

5. They know when you smoke, and they don’t like it!

If you haven’t already, here is a very good reason to quit sm0king during pregnancy (other than the obvious). Your baby knows and reacts to it when you smoke.  They appeared to move around uncomfortably and moved their mouths a lot. Besides this, there are very obvious reasons why you should not smoke during pregnancy.

6. They feel cold when you drink cold water!

Strange as it may seem, they feel cold when you gulp down cold water. What you consume is streamlined pretty quickly into the uterus, as it happens. This means that the baby will get a splash of the cold pretty soon. This is a good way to check if your baby is doing okay in there. Medical professionals suggest drinking a glass of cold water and observing whenever you feel movements are fewer than you expected. Wait for a bit for the baby to stir. If you don’t feel it, get help soon or call your physician.

Babies have fascinating lives in the womb that we know quite little about. They can cry, laugh, taste, hear and do so much more. And they aren’t even born yet! Use these insights and apply little tricks that will make parenting slightly easier for you

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