Babies Listen and Learn While in the Womb
Updated: Mar 8, 2020
WebMD Health News
By Denise Mann
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
Jan. 3, 2013 — Sometimes she just tells him about her day. Other times, Ruthie W. rubs her pregnant belly and tells her future son that she can’t wait to meet him (which should be any day now).
And a new study shows that he not only hears his mom, but may understand her and is already learning language from her.
“I talk to him all the time, even when I am in stores shopping for a layette and other things we will need once he is born,” says the New York City-based cosmetic executive. “People probably think I am crazy if they overhear me!”
Far from it.