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Old wives tales

“Listening to classical music in the uterus will mean my child will be clever” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the 1980’s a researcher suggested that playing classical music to your bump in the final stages of pregnancy boosted the intelligence of the child. Subsequent studies have not been so convincing, and for the time being there is little evidence to show that this would benefit your baby in any way. That’s not to say that spending a bit of time relaxing and listening to music in your pregnancy is not going to benefit you or your baby. If it relaxes you, there’s no doubt your baby will benefit. Why? The blood flow to the baby is full of oxygen the more relaxed you are. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Music can evoke all kinds of emotions and happy hormones. It’s super powerful! If we hear a song than brings back happy memories, oxytocin will flow and this is essential to start labour. During labour oxytocin is key for the uterine muscles to work as they should and as a result labour will be more comfortable and much more efficient. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . Do you play music to your bump? Have you a playlist downloaded for labour? . . . 📷 @ashleygraham

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