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Fetuses move mouth and tongue to music during ultrasound

Getting an ultra sound is an exciting experience for mothers to be. Knowing the health, sex, and with 3D, the looks of the fetus gives mothers an incentive of what to expect—-how to decorate the nursery, and what amenities to buy.

During the ultra sound, mothers watch the baby’s movements, thumb sucking, stretches, kicks, and many cute funny things babies do in the womb. But what if one more thing was added to the ultra sound, a 3D image of your baby’s mouth moving (singing) with music?

“Innovative scientists at the Institut Marques in Barcelona, Spain, have made an amazing discovery. Preborn babies can hear and respond to music much sooner than previously believed.”

It is established that babies can hear and possibly understand words the mother says to them while in the womb. This study indicated “babies began to absorb language when they are inside the womb during the last 10 weeks of pregnancy.”

The scientists in Barcelona, Spain indicate beginning week 16 of pregnancy, an expression of music was intravaginally transmitted and babies expressed or responded by the movement of their mouth and tongue, and when the music stopped, so did baby.

Music is a stimulus that activates the brain and stimulates speech and communication. Could this suggest that “learning begins in utero?”

During pregnancy many women become attached to the growing fetus. As the fetus develops, most of what women encounter air, food, anything she consumes, and her internal emotions and/or feelings affect the fetus. The fetus inherits these internal and external behaviors. Although the fetus is not psychologically and physically connected to the outside world, the fetus incentive is based on the stimulus passed on by the mother, which contributes to the statement many folks say today, “It seems he or she has already been here.” This is the result of the infant’s behavior outside the womb.

The Barcelona study indicated that “pre-ultrasounds, prior to music, “45 per cent of fetuses made spontaneous head and limb movements, while 30 per cent moved their mouth or tongue, and 10 percent stuck their tongues out.” When music was administered, “87 percent of fetuses reacted with head and limb movements.”

This study also has generated future innovative or suggestions that this method of ultra sound can “rule out foetal deafness.”

Ultrasound or sonography images certainly have a future in todays world, as technology vastly ignites new and innovative ways to research and learn pre-mature birth behaviors.