You’re having a baby. This is an exciting and stressful time. There is a lot to do to get ready for the birth of your child. You have to make sure the baby has a crib or bassinet and you need to get baby clothes and diapers. In addition to being prepared once your baby is born, there are things you can do now while your child is in the womb.
Did you know your unborn child hears your voice? Singing, talking and reading can help set your child on the early road to success. The songs you sing will become familiar to your child in the womb. Your child will recognize and be comforted by these same songs later in life.
Reading and talking to your unborn baby also provide comfort. Your child becomes familiar with the spoken word and to your voice. Books listed at the bottom of this page and on the Birth – 1 Year page are good choices.
If you don’t have one already, now is a good time to get a library card. Use it to access your local library. Find books and other materials on pregnancy and books for your new baby. Learn more about support available for parents and caregivers.