Maternal exposure to music and fetal activity

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The influence of music on fetal behavior was examined in 20 women to whom two different types of music were played via earphones. A real-time ultrasound scanner was used for direct observation of fetal body movements and breathing movements. A significant decrease in breathing activity was observed in fetuses while their mothers listened to a preferred type of music. © 1982.




Zimmer, E. Z., Divon, M. Y., Vilensky, A., Sarna, Z., Peretz, B. A., & Paldi, E. (1982). Maternal exposure to music and fetal activity. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 13(4), 209–213.

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