Reading and Talking to Your Unborn Baby

While pregnant with my son, I read and talked to him throughout the day. When we found out the gender and settled on a name, I would say his name and tell him what I was doing or say things such as, "Alright. It's time to get begin our day. Let's go to the laundry room and start the wash." A baby's hearing develops around 16 weeks. I would also sing lullabies and other simple songs as well. By doing this, your baby will be able to recognize your voice after he or she is born! How amazing is that?!

"...studies have found that babies who are sung to while they're in the womb recognize the same tune when it's sung to them after they are born (so choose your baby Muzak with that in mind…)."…

Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
Moms Expertise
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    Melissa Middleton
      I will definitely be talking all the time! I can't wait to see if they have a knowing look about the things I say and sing once they are born. :D
      About Melissa Middleton
      Current: Pennington Gap, Virginia
      Birth: April 13
      On since: Mar 21, 2014
      Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at