Did you know that the fetus in the womb is already able to hear? Every sound that is heard can affect the process of growth and development since it is still in the womb. That's why parents are encouraged to regularly communicate with the fetus as early as possible.
The fetus in the womb begins to hear the voices of its mother and father after 16 weeks. When entering the age of 23 weeks, the fetus is able to respond to every sound it hears by moving more actively in the womb, such as kicking and opening its mouth.
Your little one can hear various types of sounds from your body, such as the sound of your heart beating, the sound of your breath, the sound of your stomach when you're hungry, and the sound of your mouth when you chew food. In addition to the sound from the mother's body, the little one can also hear the sound of music and sounds from the environment around him.
Benefits of Talking to Babies in the womb
Many studies have proven that the role of mothers and fathers in talking to their children while in the womb is very large for their growth and development.
Regularly talking to your baby while he is still in the womb can provide several benefits, namely:
1. Stimulates hearing baby
Most of the baby's hearing development process occurs in the womb. During this process, the mother is recommended to routinely provide stimulation in the form of sound to the fetus, for example by talking often, singing songs or playing slow music for her.
The sounds your little one hears can stimulate the nervous system and brain so that their hearing function can become more sensitive. Thus, the baby's hearing ability will be optimal when it is born.
2. Introducing the language used
Mother, even though your little one has not yet been born into the world, but he has started to learn many things, including getting to know the language that you use every day. The more often you talk or sing, the more words he can hear.
The language that the fetus hears while in the womb, will be remembered until he is born and grows up later. This memory will help your little one to pronounce words more easily when learning to speak and communicate later after he is born.
3. Make babyfeel more comfortable
When you hear your mother's voice, your little one will feel calm and comfortable. At certain times, he can also be more active when you talk to him or listen to music. The sound that your little one hears can also make it easier for him to adapt to the situation around him when he is born.
4. Build emotional closeness
There are several studies that show that regularly talking to babies while still in the womb, can build an emotional bond between mother and fetus.
After birth, babies who are used to hearing their mother's voice will feel calmer and less fussy every time the mother invites them to talk.
5. Cultivate baby's intelligence
The stimulus your little one receives when you listen to music, talk to him, or read a story book can stimulate your little one's intelligence.
Not only that, often communicating or listening to music with your little one can also make the mother more relaxed and reduce the stress experienced during pregnancy.
At first, Mom and Dad may feel uncomfortable or even strange because they are talking to themselves. However, continue to interact with him. Over time, your little one may be able to respond with movement or kicks.
If you are still confused about determining how to communicate well with your little one, you can consult a doctor while undergoing a gynecological examination.