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Mom’s Voice: Babies Hear You in Womb

Parenting Magazine posted a great article about research that shows how babies understand human speech and how a mom’s voice is heard in the womb and why this is important.

If you are pregnant or already have a small child (or children), that article will help you to understand how important your voice is to the development of your child’s language development skills.

A professor at University College, London, Sophie Scott, who is an expert in speech perception, had something to say about the research mentioned in the Parenting Magazine report.

“We know that babies can hear their mother’s voice in the womb and pick up on the pitch and rhythm…”

The research—about a mom’s voice, babies and how they hear syllables in the womb—is posted on the prestigious PNAS site. This is the official site for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for the United States of America. If you feel like you would like to wade through the science data, here is a link to that data.

If the science jargon is way too much for your taste, read the Parenting Magazine article.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t already done so, get a copy of my free report, Baby Voice Advantage. It’s free and full of important information about the power of your own mom’s voice—especially in prenatal/womb singing—and how important it is to the development of your child’s language skills.

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