Sa Re Ga, My Baby! - Why Must You Listen to Music During Pregnancy!

Your baby can feel your vibe - what you think, feel, and most importantly what you hear is what he hears. Vibes are made of vibrations, you see.  It’s not without a reason that Abhimanyu is known to have learnt war strategy in his mother’s womb and he learnt only half of it as mummy snoozed off!

It’s a no-brainer that good music is not just good vibration but also helps build intelligence in your child. For you, it could mean relaxation, peace or sheer delight!

As a singer myself, I heard a lot of music during my pregnancy. I can’t say enough about how wonderfully it impacted my son. Whenever I meditated and heard chants or spiritual music as a mom-to-be, I felt connected with my son inside the tummy. On tough days, simply chanting Om was enough to soothe me.

When I started feeling my baby’s movements, I observed he would dance in a rhythmic way when I played a certain kind of instrumental music. The first time it happened, I was so amazed!

 

On the day of his birth  

5 Ideas for your Birthing Room That You Will Have Never Read Before my son suddenly began to cry and I couldn’t pinpoint the reason. But when I played some music (it was Mozart, the same music which I played throughout my pregnancy), he miraculously calmed down. My mother was completely awestruck!

Since birth, my son showed great affinity towards music.  At 20 months now, he says “gana gana”, when he wants me to play music. He loves playing and tinkering around with several instruments. He seems to have a great sense of rhythm too. He has now started to sing some songs in tune as well! In fact, if I hum the tune of a rhyme and pause, he continues humming from where I left. It’s so wonderful to see a baby blossom!

Here are a few suggestions based on how I nurtured my baby and myself with music on a daily basis:

 

  • Listen to Garbh Sanskar by Dr Balaji Tembe and music by Sanjeev Abhyankar. It has chants & mantras as per Vedas sung in the appropriate ragas. You can buy it online.
  • Sing to the foetus. I often sang my favorite songs alone while keeping a hand on my tummy as if I were singing to my baby.
  • Talk aloud to the foetus. I talked about everything under the sun in running commentary. For example, “Mumma is going for a walk. See the lovely trees. Mumma can smell this flower.” “Mumma is going to turn on the mixer in the kitchen, it will be loud.”  “Mumma is going to the hospital, doctor will do sonography. Just relax.”
  • Chant Om and the Gayatri Mantra.

  

 

  • Chant this powerful Buddhist mantra - Om Mane Padme Hum. 

  

  • Chant shanti mantras – Sarveshaam, Om purnamadah, Om sahna bhavatu... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Listen to Mozart. There are lot of Mozart tracks on the net for babies. Here is one for yoru reference 

 

 

  • Listen to instrumental music while doing your prenatal exercise or meditate. Here’s a piece of great Jaltarang music 

 

 

  • Listen to spiritual, Sufi music & Bollywood classics. The key is to expose the foetus to a variety of good music.

 

 

 

 

Listening to music through pregnancy does not guarantee that your baby will be a musical genius. But music definitely helps grow your child’s auditory intelligence helps your baby integrate and produce sounds in a better way. It also helps in establishing numerous neural connections and is known to improve baby’s sleeping habits too.

Playing music during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for the well being of both you.  And if you really gave birth to a musical genius after, then you have hit a jackpot!

 

Also Read - Why music is so important for your baby’s brain development? 

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Comments (58)



Richa Mehra

what kind of music should we listen?

Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)

Richa, I have shared a bunch of links in the post itself that you could listen to. Pls take a look

Sachi Singhal

This is just in time

Pooja singh

can my baby hear when i m listening on earphone?

Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)

Er. Pooja I don't think so...
there are two aspects... the baby won't be able to hear physically but the hormonal and emotional benefits that you will reap from listening to music will definitely be passed on to your baby

Chandni

thanks for sharing personal experiences and links of music as well, helps a lot :)

Nayana Nanaware

Sounds like so much fun.

Sonu Mahendra

nice...  but how to download it

Rebecca Prakash

I was just thinking about this. When can I do this?  Can I start from 2nd trimester?

param jyoti singh

I wish I knew this before

Priyanka Sharma

I wish I knew this before

Sneha Khandait Deshmukh

so nice.... I started listening garbh sanskar by Dr. Balaji tambe

Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)

Sonu Mahendra there are lot of websites for YouTube to audio conversion. though that will be piracy

Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)

Rebecca Prakash you can start right away

Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)

thanks ladies for liking my article. I'm happy it helped you all

Lakshmi jala M M

This is so well written.

Anchal Talwar

soft music is soothing to ears. i have downloaded grabh sanskar application in my fourth month. trust me it will help you to relax and sometimes baby will responsd to the soft music.

priyanka yadav

me listening garb sanskar by tambe ji I could feel that as I start hearing it my baby is moving like the baby is responding what I m hearing for that

priyanka yadav

really great feeling

Sirisha Bhalla

Thanks for d wonderful article.. will definitely try this..

Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)

so glad to read all the responses ladies

Ruchika

This is just in time

Urmila Gupta

Wow, will definitely start this. Very informative

Nayana Nanaware

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Ashima Goel

Sounds like so much fun... will certainly going to listen more spritual songs and will talk to my baby... your idea will help alot ... thanks xoxo

Avni Jivrajani

nice usefull post

KritiVika

I love listening to music and I sing as well..will do it more often now on..Thanks kuhoo ❤ btw looove ur name!

Parul Johari

This is so well written.

Parul Johari

This is so well written.

Angel Agrawal

Sneha Khandait Deshmukh I couldn't fiNd the garbhsanskars audio by balaji tambe .The one available in YouTube is just some mantra n song. Can u help m

Sneha Khandait Deshmukh

Hey Angel Agrawal; i ordered His DVD online....

Angel Agrawal

hey thanks just a little query is it available in Hindi or English ??

Ankita Sharma

This is so well written.

Nimika Soni

This is so well written.

Nawin Kumar

I wish I knew this before

Anjana Gupta

It's true. I can see music effect in my grandson (kuhoo's son)

Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)

Thanks everyone, happy to know the information helps you guys

Shruti Ratnakar

This is just in time

Shruti Thakker

When does the foetus starts listening to things we hear or we say..

Debasree Ray

This is so well written.

t.

This is just in time

jhum karmakar

20 weeks pregnant

Bhagyashri jamkar

perfect information. . Thank you.. !

Ekta Daniel

soothing & relaxing

CA Sudeshna Ghosh

Nice collection of music shared

andre filipe

Buriti ghh

Krina

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Sruthy Ganapathy

This is just in time

amrita vishnoo chaudhary

Pls tell me any link threw which i can download this type of music

Megha Rawal

I wish I knew this before

Krutika Gor

Woowww bookmarked this. It's all wonderful to know good music is always good for the baby.

lipica

This is so well written.

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