Using your voice and music to help soothe your baby – Starting at month 5 in the womb

At 5 months pregnancy your baby can start hearing sounds and by 7 months pregnant they can recognize both you and your partners voice . Image

I like having my clients starting around the 5th month of pregnancy put together a great playlist for their little one . This can be lullabies you love or grew up with , songs you and your partner like or that might have a special meaning behind them. I suggest playing nightly ,via head phones to your baby in the womb . Obviously nothing to jarring , Iron Maiden or Metallica might not be the most relaxing choice, unless you want your baby to become Axl Rose and be head banging all over the womb 🙂 . By playing your soothing ( nothing thats going to fry their delicate nervous system ) playlist nightly to them they will become familiar with these songs . I suggest you play during the birth and have them be born into this music and use after to soothe , as it will be familiar to them and will help with the transition from your womb into this world .

You can also get a few of your favorite childhood children’s books or I happen to of course LOVE  all the inspirational ones out there .( Any of Jamie lee Curtis and Wayne dyer ones )  I like to start at 5 months having both you and your partner read them them out loud so that by  the time you are 7 months they will know your voice . Later when you read them these books they will be familiar with them as they will recognize and be familiar with the reading tone you use for each book .

Write everyday in and keep a pregnancy journal ,read it out loud daily to your developing baby .  Have both you and your partner  talk  your baby as often as you like . Your voice will be a key tool to help soothe the more familiar they are with it the better .

Sing to your belly like you were singing a sweet lullaby to your baby . If you don’t know of one hum a tune or sing a sweet song . I had a client that kept humming this unknown tune she came up with when she found out she was pregnant , hummed it to her belly throughout pregnancy and now hums her new baby to sleep with it .

If you have dogs their barking will be known to the baby when its born so there is no need to shhhhh  your barking dog , again this will be familiar to them .

These are some of the things I like to have people do while pregnant  to lock in a few  soothing tools to better help both your transition into parenthood as well as your baby’s transition into this world .

These days many fortunate people who wouldn’t be able to have a child otherwise are able to have surrogates carrying their babies for them . You can do all the above and record it . Have your surrogate play daily to her belly . I did this with a few of my girls I worked with that used surrogates and even a few that were adopting . Was not only BEYOND helpful to soothe  later but also so healing for the mother / parents to do .


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