Music also stimulates prenatal bonding. Try listening to slow and relaxing beats which help transmit calming chemicals throughout the body and in the placenta. This enhances the bond between the baby and the expectant mother.
Music during pregnancy: Play music at a safe volume
Many studies have revealed that fetuses with long-term exposure to loud sounds are more prone to preterm birth, lower birth weight, and higher chances of having a hearing loss for higher frequency noises.
Thus, do not turn the volume any higher than 65 decibels (dB). Noises above 65 dB may hurt the unborn baby or frighten him. If you are a big fan of music with prolonged periods of listening, keep the volume around 50 dB or lower.
You may love rock or used to listening to your evergreen metal tracks. Refrain from playing too much of these or any heavy music as it might not be the right time for the baby to get exposed to such loud and noisy beats.Until then keep it lullabies, melodious, soft and soothing tunes.
Always remember, above and beyond any tune, voice or music, a baby would love the mother’s voice the most. So start those fun conversations, read your baby some good books, or recite some soothing prayers. Let the baby come into this world with the best of physical and mental health.
While letting your unborn child listen to music may not make them smarter, speaking out loud to your child may help reduce their stress levels. Listening to music may also reduce the mother’s anxiety levels.
Learn more about Prenatal Care here.