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Babies Remember the Womb

Did You Stimulate Your Baby's Memory in the Womb?

A child's first memory of their mother isn't necessarily when they meet. Dutch researchers have discovered the presence of short-term memory in fetuses in the 30th week of pregnancy and longer term memory of sound from then on. By 34 weeks, fetuses can hold on to four weeks worth of memories of sounds and music.

Lots of parents-to-be are firm believers in reading, talking, and playing music to their babies in-utero. Some even put headphones on their burgeoning belly to stimulate the child. What, if anything, did you do?

Source: A.D.A.M.

jen7922 jen7922 7 years
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Moms Moms 8 years
I played an Italian CD for my daughter and once she was born, it still lulled her to sleep so I'm a believer in the whole concept of stimulating babies before birth.
Niami Niami 8 years
Of course. I've been playing lots of Grateful Dead.
sarcasticmom sarcasticmom 8 years
I read to the babies (twin) a lot. We read "Oh baby, the places you'll go," a Dr. Seuss themed book that is supposed to be read to the baby while they are still in utero.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
Even though it's too early, we talk to the baby and next month, I'm going to put headphones on my belly. I make look funny, but anything to help out my baby.
kt7691 kt7691 8 years
I used something called "Baby Plus". It played heartbeat sounds to the baby that got faster each week.
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 8 years
I try to listen to classical music every chance I get and talk to my belly.
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