“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them — a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” — Gerald Ford, former President, United States of America
Prenatal studies show that at the beginning of the second month of pregnancy, a foetus’ eyes, nose, and ears are clearly visible, and by the fifth month, the baby's hearing has fully developed. This has lead to further research regarding the baby’s ability to recognize music and the various benefits that music can have on the unborn child and the mother. This article explores a few of the benefits associated with music in pregnancy and how it may help your unborn child.