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Listening To Music When Pregnant Can Be Beneficial For Baby, Study Suggests

by | March 15, 2019

Music buffs get all the more reasons to enjoy their favorite music during the pregnancy. A recent research suggests listening to music during your pregnancy term can actually be beneficial for the baby. Find out more about it here…

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Listening To Music When pregnant Can Be Beneficial For The Baby In Womb, Study Suggests

A study published in the PLOS ONE journal revealed that a pregnant woman can boost the auditory system of the baby by listening to music. The research underlines the fact that if foetuses are exposed to music, they can incur long term memory.

As per the Times Now report, the researchers divided the group of pregnant women into two categories. Category A was asked to play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” five times a week during the last trimester of their pregnancy, while Category B didn’t play any music at all. Brain activities of the newborn babies was measured soon after the birth, and at four months of age. Infants were made to hear the original melody, as well as, slightly modified one with a few notes altered. The brain activity of the newborns from the category A, when made to hear the original melody, was strongest with the effects lasting out to as far as four months of age.

The lead author of the study, Eino Partanen, has been quoted as saying,

“Even though we’ve previously shown that fetuses could learn minor details of speech, we did not know how long they could retain the information. These results show that babies are capable of learning at a very young age and that the effects of the learning remain apparent in the brain for a long time,”

Eino Partanen , lead author

Other Studies Regarding Listening to Music When Pregnant

This is not the first time a study has indicated a strong influence of music on the unborn baby. Another study, in 2012, stated that newborns aren’t exactly the blank slate at birth, as believed earlier. The study concluded that exposing pregnant women to music, significantly and favorably, influenced the neo-natal behavior.

Time to pick up the headphones?

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Were you listening to music when pregnant? Did you notice any difference?



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