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Should I read aloud to my baby while pregnant?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: See below

This has been advocated so that they baby will "recognize" the sound of your voice when born.

In brief: See below

This has been advocated so that they baby will "recognize" the sound of your voice when born.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

If you want to! babies do hear their mother's voice, and reading is often soothing in tone and rhythm. If reading to your baby relaxes you, and seems to calm your baby, go for it! there is not much "proof" that reading to the baby in utero will give the baby a head start, but it won't hurt.

In brief: Yes

If you want to! babies do hear their mother's voice, and reading is often soothing in tone and rhythm. If reading to your baby relaxes you, and seems to calm your baby, go for it! there is not much "proof" that reading to the baby in utero will give the baby a head start, but it won't hurt.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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