Fascinating facts about your growing baby:
Hearing is the first sense that your baby develops. By 20 weeks gestation your baby is getting familiar with your voice.
As your partner touches your growing belly and talks to your baby the connections in your baby’s brain are being activated.
Baby is also in tune with your emotions from 38 weeks. Research has shown that when mothers are calmed by their favourite music, this calming experience is transferred to baby and they too associate calmness with this piece of music.
By looking after yourself during pregnancy you will optimise your baby’s health. See our Healthy You, Healthy Baby section for more information.
Did you Know?
Did you know breastfeeding provides your baby with good cholesterol, crucial for brain growth and development?
Did you know that alcohol destroys a baby’s brain cells? Your baby is born with 100 billion brain cells, this does not increase.
Did you know that smoking constricts the blood vessels to the placenta, causing low birth weight and possible developmental delay?
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For families of babies and
young children who reside or work in W.A.,
if you need further assistance contact the Ngala Helpline
Telephone 9368 9368 or Country Access 1800 111 546
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