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Fascinating facts about your growing baby:Antenatal facts and information

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?

  1. Breastfeeding
    Did you know breastfeeding provides your baby with good cholesterol, crucial for brain growth and development?
  2. Alcohol
    Did you know that alcohol destroys a baby’s brain cells? Your baby is born with 100 billion brain cells, this does not increase.
  3. Smoking
    Did you know that smoking constricts the blood vessels to the placenta, causing low birth weight and possible developmental delay?
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