Music therapy for pregnancy, childbirth & for new babies
- Use during pregnancy to relax the mother
- Use after 25 weeks to stimulate neurological development in the unborn baby
- Use during childbirth to relax the mother
- Use after childbirth to transition baby from womb to world
- Use during feeding to relax Mom & Baby
- Use to relax baby and help to support peaceful sleep
- Helps to encourage a deep appreciation for music in your child
How can music therapy help you and your baby?
Music can play an important part in all stages of pregnancy as well as for your newborn baby. Initially music therapy can help to relax the mother during the early stages of pregnancy. When relaxed, the chemical messengers released by the mother’s brain will calm the fetus and impart a sense of well-being. Remember that the happiness of the mother directly affects the baby’s emotions as both share many hormones during pregnancy!
By week 25, your baby has a well developed sense of hearing and can begin to recognize sound. Music has been shown to assist in neurological and cognitive development and early exposure to certain kinds of music may even help with the development of mathematical ability. Once your baby is born, the familiar sounds will help instill a sense of confidence and relaxation and will help to calm a restless baby.
Music can also help with the process of childbirth by relieving anxiety and stimulating the release of endorphins to combat pain.
“The therapeutic use of specially composed music and aromatic oils can help you to access your natural and innate calming abilities via the olfactory and auditory senses, without the use of anxiolytic and painkilling drugs which may harm your unborn baby or yourself. Early exposure to music can also be of great benefit to your baby’s developing brain and promote relaxed and peaceful babies after birth.”
Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist
About The Rocking Chair CD
This CD was commissioned by our Clinical Psychologist, Michele Carelse, and contains purely instrumental music. At the time of recording, the musician, William Getz, was about to become a first time father and so this CD is very special for him as well!
The music on the Rocking Chair CD has been composed with the right combination of new sounds and repetitive melodies that will stimulate your baby’s development while at the same time being completely relaxing and soothing to the soul – from pregnancy, during childbirth & right through to new baby!
You do not need to play this CD any differently to other music. For yourself, the music can be listened to on earphones if desired.
When you want your baby to benefit from the music as well (from about week 25 of pregnancy), play the CD without earphones so that your baby can also hear it. The volume does not need to be loud for your baby to hear it – the fluid in the womb is an excellent conductor of sound waves and you should play the CD at the volume of “background music”. Playing the music during childbirth will relax the mother and therefore promote an easier birth. After birth, The Rocking Chair CD will help your baby transition to the world with familiar sounds and assist during feeding and with peaceful sleep.
How has The Rocking Chair CD helped others?
“I was holding a workshop for 12 mothers and their babies. As sometimes happens, some of the babies were a little overexcited and moms feeling stressed. I put on the Rocking Chair CD during cuddle & massage time and 10 out of the 12 babies went to sleep to the music. And the moms were very relaxed (almost napping!) while enjoying their tea break.” – Kim Jones – Moms and Babes Workshop Leader, Durbanville
‘Good one William!’ – DEREK “TheBandit” – – Track 9, Month Evolution, chosen by DEREK for his first Podcast
‘As with most expectant mums I wanted to do everything just right to give my child the best possible start in life. I have a tendency to stress about little things and after hearing that my “stress hormones” can be directly transmitted to the calm, little being in my abdomen I decided to be proactive about being as relaxed as possible through my pregnancy! With the help of your wonderful Rocking Chair CD as well as BabyNature MindStill Essence, I felt calm, relaxed and happy for my whole pregnancy!’ – Judith
‘My husband really likes his hard rock music and this is usually the “soundtrack” in our home. After learning that a baby can hear from the 5th month of pregnancy I decided that this was perhaps not the ideal music for him/her to be listening to, especially as it even makes me feel edgy sometimes! I found your Rocking Chair CD while browsing your site and ordered it immediately. This CD has made such a difference to the mood in our house – it is now a soothing and tranquil place that I am sure my child knows as home already. Thanks for your great products specially for pregnant women!’ – Sam
Helpful questions & answers
Can my baby really hear the music inside the womb?
Amniotic fluid is a very good conductor of sound and studies have shown that babies can hear music even as quiet as 70 decibels- approximately the volume of background music played in stores. Hearing develops from about the 25th week of pregnancy.
Will this help to calm my new baby when he/she is restless?
The music on our Rocking Chair CD is very soothing and will encourage your baby to relax and even help him/her to fall asleep. This is especially effective if the CD was played during pregnancy and your baby is familiar with the music from before birth.