Fetal Development: Talking to Your Belly During Pregnancy
I used to talk to my baby during my pregnancy all the time, especially when my due date came and went. I would beg: "Please come out! I'll give you a lollipop." Trust me. It didn't work!
Research tells us that babies in the womb do hear and do respond to stimulation, such as music, voices and even the vacuum cleaner. What is unclear is the long-term implications on fetal development of such stimulation. Will hearing Good Night Moon at 24 weeks of your pregnancy improve fetal development enough to make your child a better reader? There's no way to know. However, if it soothes you to read to your belly during pregnancy, go for it!
Same goes for music! Though I generally don't recommend playing classical music to your belly unless you normally listen to classical music. After all, what's the point of potentially improving fetal development by playing it during your pregnancy if she won't hear it again on the outside?!