Is it Good to Read to Unborn Baby In Utero?

Is it Good to Read to Your Unborn Baby When You Are Pregnant?

Through your pregnancy you surely want to do things that can help your baby grow and develop well. You will definitely take good care of yourself so that your baby gets all the required nutrition and so that the risks of any defects or problems are minimal. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, have you ever considered reading to your unborn baby? Many women believe that reading to the unborn can be of benefit. Studies have proven this, too. Some doctors don’t believe that reading to your unborn child can help your baby develop an interest in reading when she is born.

Studies have proven that in the later stages of pregnancy, unborn babies are aware of the vibrations that the voices have and can recognize them with ease. Thus, by reading to your unborn child, you can start bonding with her early. Once she is born, she will instantly recognize your voice. Here are some of the many benefits of reading to your unborn baby.

He/she can hear you

Know that the baby can hear you during the later stages of pregnancy. It is just like how you can hear your neighbors. Unborn babies can also recognize soft music and loud music. Soft music and soothing tones can help them relax.

Loud music on the other hand can stimulate the fetus and you’ll end up being kicked forcefully by your baby. Especially when you want your baby to rest, you should play soft music or talk in a soothing tone. Your baby will hear it and relax in your womb.

In the same way, you can talk to your baby so that she recognizes your voice. If you think it is too silly to babble away to your tummy, read a book. In response, your baby might even kick. This has happened many times and once your baby is born, your bond will be very strong.

Development of the brain

Recent reports have found a link between learning and hearing while still in the uterus. When the fetus hears the same noise over and over, it begins to respond to it. The response time also gets smaller and your fetus will respond very quickly after a while.

This shows that even unborn babies have the ability to learn. Read to your baby, thus, and ensure that her brain develops well and she starts learning even before she is born. Reading a biology textbook won’t really help, mind you, but reading any book will help develop the recognition skills and learning skills of the baby.


The bonding between a mother and the child is irreplaceable and beyond words. Reading to your baby once she is born will help you establish a firm bond but it can be stronger if you start reading to your baby even before she is born.

Read any book

You don’t need to read any particular book. Pick a book that interests you and read it aloud so that your baby hears your voice. If you do it everyday, your baby will recognize your voice soon enough and when she is born, she will feel much safer in your arms than she normally would because your voice will be familiar to her. Your partner can also read to the unborn baby so that she recognizes his voice also.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.