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Importance of Bonding with Your Baby in Pregnancy
Bonding during labour
What could be more magical than bonding with your unborn baby? It's an experience unique to you and something that can last beyond the nine months of pregnancy.
Forming a bond with your baby while pregnant can facilitate the development of an even stronger connection after birth. However, not every parent will experience an immediate link with their newborn when they finally meet. The bond formed before birth can lead to a more encouraging experience when first meeting their baby.
Studies have found that mothers who interact with their unborn babies through talking, singing, and caressing tend to have more secure children. Even though your unborn baby can't understand what you are saying, hearing your voice constantly creates a sense of safety and security for them in the womb.
Babies in the womb were found to recognize their father's voice and even distinguish between happy and sad tones. These experiences in the womb create a foundation for trust and connection which will continue after birth when your baby can recognize you and develop an emotional connection with you.
Benefits of Bonding on Labour Process
Creating a bond with your baby can improve hormones leading up to and during birth. The hormone oxytocin is linked to mother-child bonding and helps promote contractions during labor. This means your body releases oxytocin when you feel tender, loving emotions toward the baby.
By directing love and attention to your little one during labor, you'll focus on birthing your child! This mindfulness will help ease labor and make it a beautiful process!
Labor of love is about embracing each moment and reaching every milestone as you connect with your unborn baby. It's a journey of ups and downs and an amazing experience of creating a bond that begins before your baby is even born.