Every pregnant woman must include proper diet and light exercises in daily schedule. Besides diet, there are a number of things that can contribute in physical and mental health of your baby. The last weeks of pregnancy are the best time to start the cognitive development of your baby in the womb itself. Make sure to include these 7 expert-approved tips in your schedule to give birth to healthy and smart baby.
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According to the latest study published in PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science ONE), fetuses react more to the mother touching their belly rather than listening to their mother's voice.
When a mother speaks and touches her own belly, fetuses show more arm, head and mouth movements.
Pregnant women were classified into these 3 categories for an experiment: one-third rubbed their belly, one-third talked to the babies and the other third just kept their arms at the sides. Sonography revealed the healthiest responses of fetuses from the first third category of pregnant women.
According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, children learn language skills in the womb when their parents strike a conversation with them.
Dr. Rebekka Levis, Assistant Professor at New York Medical College explained, "Babies who had been read to or spoken to in different languages developed the auditory fitness necessary to shape the brain for hearing and language development. It's never too early to start reading and talking to your baby. We definitely know that babies can hear their mothers and recognize their voice while in utero."
Newborn babies are smart enough to identify their mother's language over a foreign language. It is necessary to have conversation with babies on regular basis.
The author of this study, Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D stated, "The main message for new moms is that their babies are listening, learning and remembering during the last stages of pregnancy. Their brains do not wait for birth to start absorbing information."
Share this wonderful information with every new mom you know.