7 Ways to Nurture Your Baby’s Brain Even Before Birth

Your environment and the things you do play a major role in the development of your baby’s brain. Your little one’s growing brain is made up of microscopic brain cells. Before his birth, your baby’s brain will create neurons at an amazing rate of 15 million per hour! By giving your baby a good foundation, you’ll be able to maximize and stimulate the development of your baby’s neurons to ensure healthy growth of his brain.

  1. Eat Healthy

It’s imperative to get enough nutrients for you and your baby. Protein, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B6, B9 and B12, which all help prevent congenital diseases, are some of the nutrients your baby needs to grow healthily inside your womb.

  • Keep Thyroid Health in Check

Regular thyroid test is necessary during pregnancy. Too much or too little of this hormone in the mother’s blood can cause harmful effects to the baby. Lack of iodine during the pregnancy is linked to lower IQ in kids. To make sure you have enough of this nutrient, include fish, eggs, fortified yogurt and milk in your diet.

  • Get Some Sunshine

Just staying outside the house early in the morning for 20 minutes will give you a healthy dose of vitamin D. This nutrient is essential for developing healthy bones and heart of your baby, but some researches suggest that it’s also important for the baby’s brain development.

  • Massage Your Baby Bump

As what many expectant moms have experienced, their babies respond to a mother’s touch. While there’s not enough study supporting this claim, the natural bond that the mother and the child helps stimulate the brain of the unborn child.

  • Get Moving

Exercising during pregnancy is safe, as long as you have your doctor’s approval. Even if you are not active before you got pregnant, it is still safe to start exercising during this time. Keep in mind that healthy moms develop larger placentas, therefore have greater capacity to contain nutrients and oxygen, which is essential for a developing baby inside the womb.

  • Talk to Your Baby

Studies show that a 20 weeks old baby can already hear and respond to external sound, including music and your voice. Talk to your child more often. This does not only help stimulate brain neurons but also establish a bond between you and your unborn child early on. 

  • Don’t Stress

Talking to your baby eases stress, which you should keep at a minimum when pregnant. Stress during pregnancy affects your womb’s environment and may also affect your bay’s brain development negatively. Do not worry on things so much, leave them all behind until you no longer have a baby inside.

During pregnancy, you’re taking care not just of your health, but of your baby’s as well. You only get one shot at providing a healthy foundation of your child’s intellect, so make sure to nourish the best way possible.

Comments are closed.