When you are pregnant, your womb is like a playground for your little one. There are various activities of the baby in the womb that you can feel, from squirming, moving, to kicking. This activity can be a sign that the baby is learning what he hears and feels. you know!
The activity of the baby in the womb is thanks to the five senses. This is also a sign that the baby's brain is developing well. Even though the uterus is very closed, the baby can still hear various sounds that come from outside the womb, see light rays, and distinguish the taste of the food consumed by the mother.
Baby's Five Senses Are Active
Various studies say that babies actually already use their five senses starting from the second trimester. He slowly learned all these miracles as a preparation for life when he was born.
There are many things babies learn from the time they are in the womb, and here are some of them:
It is not appropriate if the uterus is considered a soundproof place. From inside, babies can hear various sounds, you know, ranging from the sound of the mother's organs, such as heartbeat and blood flow, to the sounds around her mother, such as the sound of music or conversation. These sounds will be heard as faint mumblings.
Of all the sounds your little one knows, yours will be the one he will remember the most. Even when the mother invites her to talk, the baby's heart rate in the womb tends to be more stable, as if he is calmer. Shortly after birth, babies are also able to distinguish between their mother's voice and the voice of a stranger.
2. Language and intonation
Not only hearing sounds, babies can also learn language and intonation in conversation from the time they are in the womb. The first language he learns, of course, is the language spoken by his mother.
Babies learn this not only when they hear their mother talk to them, but also from the voices of people communicating with the mother. Even though they don't understand the meaning of each word they hear, babies can distinguish the meaning of speech through rhythm and tone of voice.
A study says that babies are able to recognize the presence of light around them during the third trimester, especially the 7th month of pregnancy. Some doctors say that when the mother's abdomen is illuminated with a strong flashlight, the baby will move in response to the soft beam of the light.
A study through ultrasound examination also revealed that the baby's eyes will open and close more often as the time of delivery approaches, as if they are practicing to blink and see the outside world.
What the mother eats, the taste will also be carried into the amniotic fluid, you know. There is some scientific evidence that suggests that babies can begin to taste sour, sweet, and bitter tastes, starting at 14 weeks of gestation.
Interestingly, the taste that he is used to tasting in the womb will affect his appetite after he is born. That is why pregnant women are encouraged to consume foods and drinks with varied flavors to sharpen the baby's sense of taste later.
Those are the things babies learn with their senses while in the womb. In addition, while in the womb, the little one has also formed a sleep pattern, you know, Bun. This sleep pattern will roughly be his sleep pattern at birth. Some researchers also believe babies can dream before they are born.
Helping Babies Learn from the womb
So far, communication and music that babies listen to in the womb are considered useful in helping their intelligence level and growth and development in the future. Unfortunately, this has not been sufficiently proven by research.
Even so, playing music or talking to babies in the womb is known to help babies get to know their mothers more closely. This activity will also make you feel relaxed and less stressed so you can be better prepared for labor.
In addition, there are several other activities that are considered to help babies learn in the womb, including reading stories and doing yoga.
Whatever you choose to help your baby learn in the womb, do it with care, especially if it involves physical activity. If necessary, consult your doctor first to ensure that it is safe to do so.