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How does your baby react when you talk to it?

edited November 3 in 3rd Trimester
This is going to be our first baby and we’re 3 days from the third trimester! We had a miscarriage with our first pregnancy so this time around we’re really excited and elated to have made it this far ♥️.

I’ve been feeling baby kick for a while now, especially late at night haha, but I’m wondering how does everyone else’s baby react when they talk to it? When I talk to him he kicks and moves around a lot so I’m guessing that’s a good sign 😅 and I mainly talk to him about educational stuff, ABC’s, 123’s, days of the week and months of the year, etc. But when his dad comes home from work and he hears his voice? He starts going CRAZY in there, just kicking the crap outta me nonstop, especially when he gets close and talks into my belly lol. I think it’s cute. 

How does your baby react when you talk to it? And how differently does it react compared to when your partner (if applicable) talks to it? What about someone else (family members, friends, etc)?

Good luck to everyone in their pregnancies btw! We’re almost there!! ♥️💙♥️

Re: How does your baby react when you talk to it?


  • Married: April 2012

    MC: Aug 2014

    IF Dx irregular periods & Luteal Phase Defect: May 2015

    DS: born April 2016 on Prometrium

    TFAS: since Oct. 2018

    BFP 6/3/19 on Prometrium!

    leksiLstassischroederholly321kiki75
  • Oh girl. Lay of the ABCs, etc.. You will have to deal with them for YEARS. Enjoy some adult stuff while you can. 
    Me: 38, DH: 35 
    Married Jan 2008 
    DD Baby Bells born Dec 2016 5 lbs, 12 oz, 18" <3 so in love <3
    Due with #2 Baby Aria EDD February 2019


    daffodil_shoestassischroederkiki75
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  • Yes, babies can hear you in the 3rd trimester, but they're really only picking up on sound and that's about it. By talking to the baby he/she will learn the sounds we make speaking English (vs. Chinese, Hungarian, French, Vietnamese, etc.) but that's about as academic as it gets.
    Anyway... of course, your child will respond to your voices as the parents. My mom would try to talk to my baby bump when she had a bit too much wine but they didn't respond any differently.
    IUI 08/2013 - natural cycle, BFN
    IUI 10/2013 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 11/2013 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 03/2014 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 05/2014 - Femara + FSH, BFN
    IUI 06/2014 - FSH, BFP! DS born 02/2015

    TTC #2 (and #3)
    W IUI 08/2017 - Femara, BFN
    W IUI 10/2017 - Femara, BFN
    W diagnosed as low AMH
    Me: PCOS
    Myo-Inositol, NAC, prenatals
    IUI 03/2018 - Gonal F - BFN

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    stassischroederkiki75
  • also, 3 (weird) discussions and one reply on your history. Not sure what you're getting out of your participation? 

    https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/12743515/i-think-she-tried-to-harm-my-unborn-baby

    https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/12744602/i-can-t-make-sense-of-this-u-s-ramzi-method


    *Formerly LuND*
    Me: 35 | DH: 37
    TTC: 7/2016
    Low AMH, mild MFI
    BFP 7/29/17
    EDD: 4/5/18
    <3  DS born 4/4/18  <3
    BFP #2 7/2/19
    EDD 3/13/20


  • Ha! You'd think after swinging by to tell us how much we suck she wouldn't come back. That was a treat.
    IUI 08/2013 - natural cycle, BFN
    IUI 10/2013 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 11/2013 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 03/2014 - Clomid cycle, BFN
    IUI 05/2014 - Femara + FSH, BFN
    IUI 06/2014 - FSH, BFP! DS born 02/2015

    TTC #2 (and #3)
    W IUI 08/2017 - Femara, BFN
    W IUI 10/2017 - Femara, BFN
    W diagnosed as low AMH
    Me: PCOS
    Myo-Inositol, NAC, prenatals
    IUI 03/2018 - Gonal F - BFN

    INVOcell IVF September 2018 - BFP!!! B/G Twins born 04/2019
    stassischroederkiki75
  • I didn't really notice any of that or a difference at all, and both my children are perfectly healthy. 

    Just FYI, your child cannot hear individual words. It's incredibly muffled in there with skin, abs and uterus between them and the outside world. And then there's all the noise of the placenta and blood and organs.

    Babies in utero can detect that someone is in fact speaking, different voices, volume, and  some rhythm like music, and that's pretty much it. So singing the ABCs versus singing Baby Got Back (Friends reference!) is not going to make any difference. 
    kiki75
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