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Babies Remember the Womb

Did You Stimulate Your Baby's Memory in the Womb?

A child's first memory of their mother isn't necessarily when they meet. Dutch researchers have discovered the presence of short-term memory in fetuses in the 30th week of pregnancy and longer term memory of sound from then on. By 34 weeks, fetuses can hold on to four weeks worth of memories of sounds and music.

Lots of parents-to-be are firm believers in reading, talking, and playing music to their babies in-utero. Some even put headphones on their burgeoning belly to stimulate the child. What, if anything, did you do?

Source: A.D.A.M.

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