How to Feel a Baby in the Womb: During pregnancy, the most awaited phase of life for a woman, all a mother wants is feel her baby inside her. To do just that, check these steps out.
That a mother feels her baby right when she discovers her pregnancy goes without saying, but not quite literally. The baby’s first movements are not detectable until as early as the 16th week in some women and as far as the 20th week in other women. It is only after the baby is strong enough to put pressure on the uterus can it kick and move around enough that the mother feels it. If you are on the 20th week and can’t wait to feel the bun in your bump, follow these steps.
Pressing the belly will encourage your baby to respond. According to Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley and Ann Kepples, authors of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, a woman must apply gentle pressure on different parts of the belly and wait for the baby to respond by kicking or pressing the belly from inside. If you are worried the poking and nudging might hurt the baby, do not worry because even doctors push the belly down to the pelvis so hard you would be scared to do it yourself after you are out of the clinic. So, gentle poking is only as safe as it sounds.
Rene Van de Carr, a Californian obstetrician, observed breathing pattern of a 33-week old foetus to the beat of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Carr said that the breathing was in tune with the symphony which implies that the baby learned something from the rhythm which made it enjoy it. Now that there is scientific evidence to prove that a baby in the womb does react to outside forces, try playing songs or reading to your womb and see how your baby reacts.
Authors of Everything Your Baby Would Ask: If Only Babies Could Talk, Karmiloff and Karmiloff-Smith opine that shining light towards the baby encourages movement inside the womb post the 20th week i.e. when the baby begins to react to light shifts. Try turning the night lamp next to your bed on and off or shine a low-watt flashlight towards your stomach and for a few seconds to feel your baby in the womb.
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