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Five ways to talk and interact with your baby bump


Your baby can actually see, smell, feel, remember, learn and possibly even dream by the sixth month of pregnancy. Remember, whatever the mother feels, the baby feels it too.1 Your unborn baby can hear your voice vibrating through your body. He/she will also identify your tone and voice pattern and will be able to distinguish your voice immediately after birth. The sound of deep male voices penetrates through the abdominal wall more easily as compared to female voices. So, the baby identifies male voices more commonly but will definitely prefer the voice of the mother.2

Here are a few activities that a mom-to-be can engage in to bond with her baby:

Talking to your baby
Talking to your baby
  1. Talk to Your Baby – Before Birth. Available from: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ZSUA3qTevd4J:https://ahc.aurorahealthcare.org/fywb/x12079.pdf+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in. As accessed on: 21/6/2017.
  2. West Z. Babycare before birth. Chapter: Connect with your baby; pp. 84-85. United States: DK Publishing.
  3. Babies Listen and Learn While in the Womb. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20130102/babies-learn-womb#1. As accessed on: 21/6/2017.
  4. Maternal Emotional Wellbeing and Infant Development. Available from: https://www.rcm.org.uk/sites/default/files/Emotional%20Wellbeing_Guide_WEB.pdf. As accessed on: 21/6/2017.
  5. National Health Service. Talking to your bump. Available from: http://www.wyevalley.nhs.uk/media/187230/SALT-LEAFLET-talking-to-your-baby-BUMP-Job-No1238.pdf . As accessed on: 21/6/2017.