It’s hard not to wonder how much your baby feels and experiences when you’re pregnant. Some moms swear that their infants recognize certain songs from the ᴡᴏᴍʙ; others swear that their unborn babies will react to the sound of their dad’s voice or loud noises. But what about things like hiccups and sneezes? What does your baby feel when you laugh during pregnancy?
Expectant mothers need to remember that their baby is literally floating in a bag of liquid. So, any sharp jerks or movements of your belly might also make your baby tumble as your position changes. Physically, when you laugh, your baby bounces up and down on a kind of ᴜᴛᴇʀɪɴᴇ trampoline. That’s how the effect might seem.
Babies usually start hearing sounds inside the ᴡᴏᴍʙ by the 20th week of pregnancy. At this stage, the baby’s outer, middle, and inner ears are completely developed. From here on, everything that your baby hears will have a good or bad effect, depending on the type of sound or voice.
It is also from this stage until birth that the baby will start recognizing the voices from inside the ᴡᴏᴍʙ and will also respond to them. Your baby will continue to respond to yours’ as well as your spouse’s voice even after birth, which shows that your baby remembers what he/she heard inside the ᴡᴏᴍʙ. So, why not make it a pleasant memory for your little one? What could be more enjoyable than the sound of your own laughter?
Because mom’s nervous system is so intimately bound up with her baby’s, her happiness is good news for both of them. Consistent stress can even increase your ʀɪsᴋ of giving birth prematurely. During pregnancy, soon-to-be parents go out of their way to connect with their yet-to-be born baby inside the ᴡᴏᴍʙ. These attempts to bond with each other make this phase all the more magical. So, live in the moment and cherish these magical memories. Have a safe and happy pregnancy! Cheers!