Have you ever wondered what your baby is hearing while she waits patiently to make her debut into the world? Can she hear you worrying about whether or not you'll be a good mom? Did she hear you and your partner arguing about how to put the crib together? You may think it's all just the whooshing sound of amniotic fluid in there, but here's what your baby can hear in utero.
According to What to Expect, at around week 16 of your pregnancy, your baby's ears have developed enough to be able to begin detecting some noise. And baby's hearing will improve as the weeks progress, until week 24, when many babies will begin to turn their heads in response to certain voices.
So keep talking to your baby and let him know how excited you are to meet him. According to Parenting, while he may not able to make out the specific words you're saying, he is hearing the sounds that are happening both inside and outside of your body (yes, he can hear your stomach when it's ready for lunch). And as the weeks go by, baby is learning to recognize the sound of his parent's voices. After all, he's definitely going to be hearing a lot of them when you're nagging him to clean up his room.
So here is what and how your baby hears things when they're still in the womb.