Talking to baby-bump
Pregnancy can be stressful and leave you tired and exhausted. All this fatigue can take away attention from your baby bump — unless you experience your baby’s kick. But that’s not a healthy way to be reminded about your baby. Experts say that it is essential to bond with your baby-bump before you receive the actual reward.
What you should do?
Put a hand on your belly and while gently touching it, talk to your baby, often. Paying attention to your baby bump helps you bond with your baby and stimulates it’s senses too. But it is never too late, even if you have reached your third trimester you can still experience these blissful baby-bump moments.
How talking to the baby-bump helps the unborn child
It helps in auditory stimulation: The baby’s auditory senses take shape from as early as 14 weeks, two weeks into your second trimester. That’s when doctors and experts encourage mothers to talk to the unborn child to bond better.
It helps in speech development
‘Talking to the bump and also to the newborn helps your baby to pick up words and language faster and aids in social skills development. The bonus is that when you had been talking to your bump often and continue to do the same after the birth your baby’s brain recalls, recollects and remembers the words and dialects and starts picking up speech easily.
It establishes a sense of security
You sure are doing all the right things for your unborn baby’s well-being – eating right, taking adequate rest and exercising. But remember though the is a safe haven for your baby, but it is also a lonely place too. Talk to your baby often to communicate and build a sense of security.
It helps in brain stimulation
Not just the mother, the father needs to give due attention to the unborn child as well. ‘Talking to the bump from early days helps your baby to differentiate sounds and voices of the parents. Usually the father will have a high pitch and mothers a low one. If your baby is exposed to both of these intonations it helps in brain development and other five essential senses too.
To connect better with your bump choose on a name to address your unborn child. ‘Keep a unisex name for the bump and try talking to your unborn baby addressing by that name. This will help you give your bump a definitive identity and connect with it better