Should You Play Music for Your Baby in Utero?

By Zara Hanawalt, November 2, 2018

You’re touching your belly around the clock, your partner is cooing in your baby’s general direction, and family members (and, let’s be honest, perfect strangers) are asking to feel your little one kick. But have you tried playing your babe music?

Exposing an unborn baby to a variety of sounds isn’t exactly a new idea (see: this product, which allows you to place headphones directly on your bump for Baby’s listening pleasure)  — but it there any benefit to it? We caught up with ob-gyn Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, director of perinatal services at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in NYC, to find out more. (Spoiler alert: research isn’t totally conclusive, but there are some pretty compelling reasons to play a tune or two for your babe.)

Music may help your baby sleep better.

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