What changes does the foetus undergo in the 2nd trimester?
When you are in your 16th week of pregnancy, your baby's head straightens up and the eyes start moving.
At week 18, the baby hears sounds inside your body. At week 24, this listening becomes more mature.
Twenty-five weeks into your pregnancy, your baby responds to familiar sounds, the mother’s voice being the most predominant.
A group of pregnant women were encouraged to listen to 20 minutes of Carnatic music everyday. After 20 days, researchers noted advancements in the babies’ reaction times and mobility.
Hence, a simple routine of Garbh Sanskar activities done daily by the pregnant woman is extremely beneficial and contributes towards:
- Building baby’s immune system.
- Growing baby’s brain.
- Adding to the baby's confidence and self-esteem.
- Significantly lowering baby’s chances of depression in later life.
- Making baby feel loved and wanted.