Medical Science Ignores This Mommy-Baby Communication in the Womb Pregnancy Topic to the Detriment of a Mom to Be
Every Mom to Be Gets an Earful of What Could Go Wrong
If you ask a medical doctor what’s important during pregnancy, you’ll hear about health conditions that are considered complications that every mom-to-be should be constantly looking for. What’s on the list includes anemia, urinary tract infections, depression, diabetes, infections, weight, and high blood pressure.
And yes, these are important. Moms would not feel medically cared for if they didn’t check us out for each of these. Anemia can cause problems with the baby not getting enough oxygen.
Urinary tract infections can come on suddenly and need antibiotics to prevent them from spreading elsewhere in the body and to the baby. Depression can potentially lead to suicide, and low emotions are felt by the growing baby.
Diabetes can be life-threatening. Underweight can cause low birth weight babies, leading to prematurity and more. And high blood pressure can cause death of the mom – and baby.
But what are the most fundamental mom issues every pregnant mom – maybe like you – goes through during pregnancy, no matter what her age or ethnic background is?
It’s about the communication with her rapidly-forming baby inside her womb! How do you communicate with another human that doesn’t know your language, can’t speak, and isn’t even fully formed? How can you be a good mom when you have to guess about what your baby needs? Where’s the Communication 101 textbook?
What is Mommy-Baby Communication in the Womb?
Mommy-baby communication in the womb is the ‘dialogue’ between the mother and the growing baby during pregnancy. You might wonder how there can be dialogue at all. That implies there’s a communication 2-way street!
How Is Mommy-Baby Communication Possible?
Yet researchers have discovered that the growing unborn baby in the womb literally has a lot to do while they’re in there! Parts of the nervous system are developing rapidly – at the rate of 500,000 cells a minute in the brain as early as 3 weeks after conception. This rate continues until the middle of pregnancy. It’s during these early weeks that the structures that will be used for communication are forming.
Embryology teaches us there are three layers of cells called endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm that form into your baby’s bones, muscles, blood, connective tissue, cells that line the blood vessels and organs, hair, skin, nails, brain and spinal cord. Gill-like structures at week four convert into facial muscles and structures in the throat that allow the baby to speak.
The two primary cells in the nervous system are glial cells and neurons. Glial cells give the brain its structure and neurons are cells that migrate to the areas where the five senses are operating from, such as the eyes, nose, ears, skin, and joints.
And in the process of becoming their final operating forms, these neurons may practice receiving and responding to inputs. That’s when it’s possible that the mom may receive rudimentary messages, or the baby may begin developing memories.
For example, if the baby perceives inputs like sounds or smells, there may be a corresponding reaction. And if the mother feels it or senses it on any level, you could say that’s mommy-baby communication.
Doctors may explain to moms that quickening is the fluttering of the baby’s limbs that may be felt around the sixth week. It happens when the baby is startled. The mom may feel this little fluttering if she is sensitive to what’s happening in her body, such as when she rises up out of a chair. This type of movement has to happen long before your baby is doing gymnastics inside the womb.
Sense of Touch is Developed Very Early in the Unborn Baby
At one month old, a developing unborn baby can sense touch to their lips and noses, according to ultrasound pictures capturing the moments. The baby’s sense of touch is nearly complete by 3 months of age and he may kick back at you if he feels you touching your belly.
Vision takes longer to be completed but before birth, the neuronal circuitry has to be developed for the baby to blink, the pupils to dilate, and the tracking of moving objects.
In one study, scientists found that clicking sounds cause electrical responses in the baby’s brain at six months. A month later, these electrical responses are more intense and happen faster.
And in another month, the developing baby can discriminate between different sounds. By the end of the second trimester, your baby is loving to hear your mom’s voice from the womb, even though it sounds muffled.
Memories are Forming Prenatally in the Baby as Well
Prenatal researchers have often commented on the symphony orchestra conductor, Boris Brott, who was conducting a piece of music for the first time and instantly recognized it – knowing exactly how to conduct it – even though he had never heard it or practiced it before.
Later, he found out that in reality, he had heard it when his mother informed him she had practiced it while she was pregnant with him in her womb. His baby’s brain’s neurons had responded to the sensory stimulation in his mother’s environment and recorded it in their data base.
Memories someone has about being in the womb have correlated back to times when the mother was pregnant, say hypnotherapists and researchers looking for the association.
Mommy-Baby Communication is Real!
All this gives us big clues as to how mommy-baby communication is possible. But it’s stories from moms about their mommy-baby communication that actually give us even more evidence that it’s all possible.
When you read the stories of 25 moms, you are filled with hope. You look forward to any communication with your baby. And then it happens and you are ecstatic. It’s the foundation of your relationship with your baby for life.
Find out the basics from the 25 moms from around the world in The Womb Diaries today. It’s better than science fiction! Get the book today!