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A 38-year-old member asked:

When can your baby hear you in the womb?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
18+ weeks: Baby begins to hear around 18 weeks. Best wishes!
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
@ 18 weeks: the baby can here in the womb.
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
About 16 weeks: Your baby should have fully developed ears in place by 16 weeks. I would assume that at that point your baby should be hearing some, although likely basic, sounds at this point. It’s never too early to start talking to your baby, either way it is a great bonding opportunity.

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What is a baby's normal hear rate in the womb?

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120-160: Normal heart rate of an unborn child in the uterus varies between 120 and 160 with 140 being the median.
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Does an unborn baby hear music while he is in the womb?

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Yes!: Yes, babies in the womb can hear voices and music after about the 18th week of pregnancy. A very enjoyable experience for expectant parents is for both mom and dad to read to the baby. It familiarizes the baby with your voices, and it's fun for mom and dad too.

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