4 Ways to bond with your baby while pregnant

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Michelle Leclaire O'Neill, Ph.D., and author shares four amazing ways moms can spend time with their babies during their pregnancy

Michelle Leclaire O’Neill, Ph.D., and author of Meditations for Pregnancy: 36 Weekly Practices for Bonding with Your Unborn Baby is quite the expert when it comes to pregnancy. She’s recently been endorsing the importance and significance of bonding with your baby during your pregnancy.

“Bonding with your baby during pregnancy is important for your relationship and will help you get ready for parenthood,” she claims.“One of the best reasons to connect in utero is that it helps mothers discover feelings they didn’t even know they had.”

Developing a relationship with your baby while you’re pregnant can do wonders for the baby, and can even have benefits on you as well!

If you’re curious as to how you can spend quality time with your baby while pregnant, O’Neill has made it easy with 4 simple tips. Here are her 4 most highly recommended ways to bond with your baby while pregnant:


1. Listening to music

pregnant music

You’ve probably heard a lot about listening to music with your baby while pregnant. Some researchers say that the studies supporting intellectual benefits are inconclusive at best. While that may be true, O’Neill believes that even if it won’t make your baby smarter, there are benefits to be had through bonding. Listening to music with your baby can soothe and relax them. “Any kind of calming music works,” she claims, “but baroque, like Bach or Handel, might be best, since its heartbeat-like tempo is especially soothing.”

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