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Scientific evidence for prenatal stimulation

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Prenatal psychology began as a scientific discipline in 1970, and since then, several studies have been conducted to learn about the effects of prenatal stimulation. Thanks to increasing technology, we’ve been able to study with greater precision the process of gestation and the benefits of prenatal stimulation. Scientist like Thomas Verny, Dr. Breatriz Manrique, and Dr. Rene Van de Carr, have found some very interesting results.

It’s been found that by week 22, babies have the capacity to react to body movements and blink their eyes when light strikes them. Visual techniques are recommended to stimulate your baby’s vision. For example, you could stimulate your baby by shining a flashlight on your tummy.

Furthermore, studies have found that when touching or pressuring your belly, vibrations are generated and felt by babies skin nerves, increasing their heart rate. You can use tactile techniques, like belly massages with different textures to stimulate the baby’s tactile sense.

Finally, babies can also able to develop a sense of balance with motor techniques. Studies have shown that when you’re in a position that alters your baby’s sense of balance, {he/she} gets the information necessary to develop equilibrium and movement perception.


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