The fetus can start to feel the caress of mom and dad to the baby bump after the 20th week. Around the 26th instead begins to perceive the light out of the belly. Towards the 30th finally can hear the voice of the parents and it is better not to expose to loud noises.
After 20 weeks the fetus can feel the caress of Mum and Dad
“The first of the five senses to develop is touch” shows Rosanna Apa, Associate Professor at the Institute of Gynecology-obstetrics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome. “To tell the truth, to develop first are the cutaneous receptors of touch, that at eight weeks begin to appear around the mouth, around the 12th all over the face, the palms of the hands, the soles of the foot, and then gradually extend over the whole body before the 28th week. Because the stresses are really tactile perceived by the child, however, it is also necessary that mature nerve pathways, which have the task of carrying stimuli to the brain: their development starts from the first weeks, but we have to wait for the complete maturation the 30th week, “said the gynecologist.
So when the child begins to feel pleasurable or painful stimuli? “The process is gradual, but it can be said that during the second quarter of the sensations become less confusing and more refined. The confirmation comes from premature infants, who seem to react to tactile stimuli already in early ages, “says Apa. When the baby from the belly is able to feel the caress of Mom and Dad? “You have to wait at least 20 weeks, a time when you begin to feel the first movements of the baby: with the passing of the weeks, his perceptions will always be sharper and its reactions more and more visible, so that just put a hand on a ledge of the belly to see it change position, “says the doctor. Continue reading