Regardless of where your definition puts the start of life, mother plays the most important role in it. New studies show that babies born prematurely develop a better sleeping pattern in the intensive care unit, if they are exposed to their mother’s voice. This was the first study that looked at the specific correlation between the voice and sleep development in infants. The results show that despite the fact that voice added to the overall noise level in the unit, babies who were listening to the voice of their mother had a more natural sleep pattern.
- Nicus are a bit hard on baby as they cause physiologic dysregulation from what they were used to in the wound.
- A study shows that the mother’s voice allows babies to wake up easier and has potential to affect how we approach language development.
- We are interested in why they did not do the same study with the father’s voice. It is assumed that babies might react differently as they hear their mother in the womb, but it would be nice to see.
“One of the greatest medical advances of the late twentieth century has been the NICU, where 10% of U.S. babies receive care.”