Your baby has hearing, vision, sensation,
memory; especially from the eighth week of pregnancy the baby begin perceiving
up your baby in form of massage is effective method
Along with increase of weeks old, “activity
skills" of baby also increases. Massage by stroking that is appropriate to
fetus is positive stimulation. This approach can be transmitted to brain via
skin induction, promotes the development of baby’s brain making kids smarter,
and also causes baby feel the love from their parents.
1. How to do massage for the fetus
You should take from the 25th week
of pregnancy, every day you can do about 3 times, 5 minutes for each time;
after waking up and before bedtime is appropriate time for massaging your
“baby”, you should not massage your baby after eating too full.
Massage can be conducted by mother, father,
or both with taking turns.
Before massaging, the future mothers need
to urinate, then lie down on the bed, bend her knees, relax whole body, now
mother's abdomen may be soft, easy to touch.
First, use your hands gently stroking the
abdomen, and then use your fingers gently pressing on the abdomen. When you
start, your baby can react. The number of weeks of pregnancy is increasing, the
response of the fetus is clearer. When the baby feels uncomfortable, he will
react by stamping; and he will actively welcome after accustomed to stimulus.
From the 8th week of pregnancy, the
baby begins perceiving by feeling
From the 29th weeks of
pregnancy, a gentle stroke accompanies with pressing lightly abdomen can
clearly distinguish the baby’s head that is round and hard, the back is flat
and soft, the buttocks are round and soft, and limbs move continuously.
When pat on the back, sometimes baby also
turns his body, work limbs, at that time you can stroke lightly. When gently
massaging your baby by hand, do not forget to include whispered words which are
full of love for baby. Thereby, babies will happy atmosphere of family and love
2. Things should note
Growing up your baby by the form of massage
is an efficient method to promote the intellectual development of baby, as well
as strengthen the relationship between parents and baby. However, while
nourishing baby by this approach, you should also note some following points:
Since this is a form of massage by
stroking, you should keep in mind that how you do has to be gentle slow, not
For mothers who regularly appear cramping
bouts of abdomen in the mid and late of pregnancy, may not be the normal
contractions of uterus, so you should not take care of your baby by this method
to avoid premature; instead by music or words.
If you have a history of premature birth,
bleeding before birth, or miscarriage, you should not use this method.
You should note the time and how to
proceed, absolutely do not massage your baby when you've just eaten.