Bonding with Baby in the Womb: 10 Moms Share How they Bonded with Their Unborn Baby

Posted on November 07, 2012 by Curtis Williams

By Melanie Edwards Original post here

Bonding with your unborn baby can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a pregnancy. I recently shared that feeling my baby move and kick is the one thing I miss most about being pregnant. That is because feeling my baby inside the womb and having baby respond to my words and actions was simply a great feeling – one that is hard to explain.

There are many ways pregnant women go about bonding with their unborn baby, but I’d have to say that rubbing my belly was something I constantly did. In talking with other moms about how they bonded with their baby in utero, I can say that rubbing the belly was a recurring and constant theme. I think it’s just natural to rub your belly when you’re pregnant and best of all, your baby feels your touch! Beyond rubbing your pregnant belly, there are quite a few other ways to bond with your preborn baby. Here’s what ten moms had to say!

Bonding with Baby in the Womb: 10 Moms Share How they Bonded with Their Unborn Baby  

Let's Talk, Baby “I would rub my belly and talk to the baby. I would sit in the nursery rocker and listen to lullabies and just talk to my soon to be little one.” – Sommer, blogger, author, and consultant

All About the Music “Through music. I would play a large range of music from Venezuelan folk to disco to rock en español and everything in between. Four years later we still bond through song and dance.” – Helena, Pink Guayoyo

Love for Books “I always spoke to her but the way that we bonded best was reading. I would pull out a picture book and read at night before going to bed. She, in turn, would react by moving and flipping in my belly. This is how I knew she was going to be a lover of books!” – Sili, My Mamihood 

Family History “I talked to my babies while they were in the womb in Spanish and told them about their Spanish-speaking family members.” – Unknown Mami

TV Fan “Watching TV very loud. He used to move around a lot whenever he heard Mary Murphy on “So You Think You Can Dance”. When he was born and we watched the show together he would get really hyper too.” – Pattie, Living Mi Vida Loca

Positive Energy “I would sit and rub my hands together visualizing positive energy. Then I would start separating them while still spinning them around (like holding an imaginary ball) continuing to feel the energy between my palms even though they were  separated. I would then take my hands and imaginary positive energy forcefield and rub my belly with it.” – Taryn, social media and networking consultant

Bilingual Learning “I used to play all my music, movies, etc. in Spanish so she would have a head start on bilingualism by already being used to the sound and flow of Spanish.” – Chantilly, Bicultural Mom Sing Baby, Sing “Music. Not only did I play music for my daughter, but I also sung to her everyday.” – Dayana, mom of 1

Long Walks “I sang to her. I also took walks and talked her ears off all while rubbing my belly.” – Alba, Independent Mami

Budding Foodie “Eating the food I loved! As a foodie I had to share my love for food with my babies whom have grown up to have such great palates!” – Nadia, Justice Jonesie

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