Mom Finds Music She Played to the Womb During Pregnancy Meditation Still Soothes Her Son Post Birth
At WavHello™, we are constantly doing research on the benefits of playing music for baby in the womb, and listening to our customers’ experiences with their own kids. One phenomena that continues to have us over the moon is when parents tell us that their children still respond to the music they played in the womb using BellyBuds® baby bump speakers! Michelle’s story is the perfect example; she and her husband played classical music to baby with BellyBuds and practiced daily meditation during her pregnancy. Now their son, nicknamed “chill bill”, is still soothed by those calming tunes today.
It all started with an unexpected connection. After misplacing her phone, Michelle jumped on Myspace to notify her friends of the tragic loss and await their response. While waiting, she browsed local Myspace users and saw a pair of green eyes staring back at her. She took a risk and sent a message. It took two whole weeks for the man she messaged to write back; but just over three years later the two were married.
A family tragedy soon after forced the couple to think about starting a family. After trying on their own for so long, Michelle and her husband enlisted the help of a fertility specialist and acupuncturist. It was just nine months later when the happy couple finally had a positive reading!
Michelle was determined to do everything she could for baby-to-be in the womb. She meditated EVERY DAY of her pregnancy…. and that's where she found BellyBuds.
“I was so grateful that my acupuncturist recommended BellyBuds; she loved my passion for meditation and wanted me to include the baby. I often felt like baby was uncomfortable and every time I would play a piano solo from Pandora… he would instantly relax. It was like his own personal concert” explains Michelle.
Michelle and her husband didn’t just play classical music for baby. They have long bonded over a deep love for the rock band Pearl Jam; they played all the band’s hit songs for their son (they even named him after the guitarist Stone Gossard!) while he was still in the womb. Their favorite song to play, however, was their wedding song "Longing to Belong" off Eddie Vedder’s Ukulele album. To this day, Stone falls asleep to that peaceful melody.
Dad also made voice tracks and read to Stone while Michelle played the content to the womb via BellyBuds.
“I always encouraged it because I felt that Dads can only do so much from the outside. Even today… Daddy will whisper in Stoney's ear as if its their way of having a little secret. So sweet.”
Michelle has begun to notice that Stone relaxes while she plays classical music in the car, the same music played for him in the womb. “Our nickname for our son is "chill bill" because anytime it comes to music, he is at peace and so relaxed.” Michelle and her husband feel it had a lot to do with the classical music they played for him before he was born with BellyBuds.
“There are so many things you can do for your child while they are in the womb, but nothing is more valuable than bonding with baby with music/or voice tracks. Such a small device has gathered so many great memories!” Michelle says of her experience with BellyBuds.
What exactly are BellyBuds you ask? Think of them as special headphones for a pregnant belly that safely play music and sound to the womb. Our free VoiceShare® by WavHello mobile app makes recording messages for the newest addition to your family easy. Anyone you love can record messages, sing songs or even read books for a baby or baby-to-be. Compatible with both BellyBuds® baby bump sound system or SoundBub™ Bluetooth music player and infant soother (Coming Summer 2016!), you can play this special content for baby before or after they are born.
We are on a mission to help families find new ways to connect. We are honored that Michelle and her husband were able to use BellyBuds® to calm and soothe(and instill a love of Pearl Jam) in baby-to-be!
Do you have a story about how BellyBuds® and/or VoiceShare® impacted your pregnancy? Share it with us by going to www.wavhello.com/stories! Your story could also be featured to inspire our WavHello™ community.