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Episode 2: How to talk to your baby before birth

How to talk to your baby before birth


Find out what you should say to your bump

Our panel of experts, including a scientist, a speech therapist, mums and a mum-to-be, discuss the influence of different sounds on an unborn baby’s development. Discover if it matters whether you sing nursery rhymes or rap to your bump, and whether your baby will recognise your voice after birth. Plus, there are tips for getting Dad involved too.

Missed episode 1? Watch ‘When can a baby hear in the womb?’ now.

Meet our expert panel

  • poorna-bell

    Poorna Bell

    Our moderator is an award-winning journalist and editor, specialising in women’s journalism, health, fitness and travel

  • Expert Katie round bio

    Katie Ellison

    Mum of three and the author of multi-award-winning lifestyle blog Mummy Daddy Me

  • bex-gower

    Bex Gower

    Expecting her fourth child at the time of filming, Bex writes the award-winning blog The Mummy Adventure

  • eino-partanen

    Eino Partanen

    A cognitive neuroscientist specialising in foetal and infant speech perception and auditory capabilities

  • nicola-lathey

    Nicola Lathey

    Renowned speech and language therapist, and co-author of child speech development guide, Small Talk

  • amy-treasure

    Amy Treasure

    Mum to two teenagers and a toddler, Amy writes family and lifestyle blog Amy Treasure

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Episode 2: How to talk to your baby before birth

Helped by journalist and editor Poorna Bell, our panel of mums and experts discuss the science behind the very earliest forms of communication. They also share personal experiences of how babies respond to sounds they’ve heard in the womb, both before and after birth.

Last reviewed: 2nd September 2016

Now watch more in our Tummy Talk series

Tummy Talks is a new series of informative and entertaining roundtable discussions aimed at helping mums like you discover the amazing benefits of talking to their bumps during pregnancy. We’ve asked our panel of experts, from experienced mums to neuroscientists, to discuss practical, personal and proven ways you can give your baby the very best start in life.

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