Mozart, Beethoven - a lot of expectant mothers include for their child works of classical music during pregnancy, as scientists have proven the positive effect of sound stimulation on the development of the embryo.After the first months of life, when physical development is paramount, sounds can be an effective way to adjust contact with the fetus.
Researchers at the University of Florida, meanwhile, have added a new element in this area of research. It turns out that the voice of the mother reading the poem is more than enough for the same effect.
The study involved 32 women in the third month of pregnancy. They read the poem to their child three times a day for six weeks. By monitoring the heartbeat and activity of the fetus, the scientists concluded that the soothing and beneficial effect of reading.After that, they took a break to check in a month whether the fetus will be able to recall the timbre and sound sequence. The results confirmed the theory, but research did not end there. On the control group, future mothers conducted another test. The same poem was read by the voice of another person in moments of increased fetal activity. The effect was not so pronounced, and yet, with its reaction, the embryo testified that it is familiar with the atmosphere and it calms down.