Does Pre-Natal Music Make Your Baby Smarter?
The Council seems to think this is an "old mom's tale."
Mothers are always looking for ways to make sure their babies thrive both after they are born and while they are still in the womb.
But how much of the "tips" that are passed down are fact and how much are fiction.
This week, the Mom's Council takes on a question about the sounds babies are exposed to while still in the womb.
I've heard it said that playing classical music or reading to your baby while you are pregnant is supposed to help make your baby smarter. Is there any real benefit to that?
Lisa Spinelli-White -- Short answer is no.
Linda Rowe -- An obstetrician or medical professional would be able to answer this question. I dont know anyone who has done this..I did not when I was pregnant. Although I did talk to my babies while pregnant. From what I have read, there have been many studies done, and some say no. How would you know for sure? Children grow and develop at different rates.
Maureen Castiglione -- There is no proof that this will help your baby be smarter.
Lisa Broderick -- I do not believe personally that it makes your baby "smarter", but I also believe that if you enjoy either thing and have the time to relax and listen to music or read to your baby while pregnant, then it certainly does not hurt!
Jennifer Shpritzer -- Who knows!? But hey, if listening to classical music is relaxing to you, then your babe might benefit from your lower blood pressure! And if you feel a connection with your baby by reading to her in utero, then I say go for it! :)
Kendra McCauley -- I honestly dont know the answer to this. I personally dont think it could make you smarter but I def think it can change your mood.
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