by Jennifer Parris , Dec. 4, 2021

If you thought those quick kicks to your ribcage were because you were singing off-key, think again. It’s actually quite the opposite: Baby loves listening to your voice, and in particular, when you’re belting out those big notes, according to Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a double board-certified ob/gyn and Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. “Fetuses can hear by the late second trimester of pregnancy,” says Dr. Gaither. “So most moms can induce movement by singing or playing music.”

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