Prenatal Stimulation Techniques
Prenatal stimulation is a process that encourages learning in unborn babies optimizing mental and sensory development.
Studies like the one led by Dr. Manrique have suggested that it is possible to enhance the development of the child's brain before birth.
Valuable research has shown that stimuli such as stroking the fetus through the belly, soft and melodious sounds, the sound of the human voice, especially the mother's, as well as light and vibrations are pleasurable to the baby.
However, the baby can learn to relate these stimuli to their meanings only if they are presented in an organized way, otherwise, they will probably forget or ignore them. You have to show them that these stimuli have a related significance by creating a meaningful context. We know that when the experiences occur in a pattern, they are organized in the baby's brain more efficiently.
The human brain is made up of cells (neurons). These cells form networks of connections. Every time a brain is stimulated in an adequate way new neuronal connections are being made. The more connections, the more neurons integrated; this determines intelligence, social and emotional skills.
Prenatal stimulated babies tend to exhibit enhanced visual, auditory, and motor development. They also show superior learning capacity and higher IQs. (Click here if you want to see the results of Dr. Manrique's study)
But that is not all...
The way parents interact with their babies even before they are born has an impact on the development of the child later in life.
A confident person trusts themselves because he/she knows that they have been loved since they were conceived. A child that is optimistic, confident and with a good demeanor can be the end result that occurs when the uterus is transformed to a warm and enriched surrounding. Communicating with the unborn child provides the stable, supportive environment that every child needs in order to learn and grow…
...and this is the final goal of the prenatal stimulation techniques.
- Short summary of the results obtained by Dr. Beatriz Manrique during more than 25 years of research.