Prenatal interaction with baby important for development

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By: IANS | London |
Published: June 13, 2018 4:54:53 pm


Happy family and pregnancy, daughter listens to her mother’s pregnant belly. (Source: File Photo)

A new study has shown that prenatal interaction is associated with the development of the child in their later years.

Mothers who “connect” with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is born.

Interaction is important for helping infants learn and develop.

Increased awareness of the baby is also associated with healthy behaviours among the women during pregnancy, such as giving up smoking or regularly attending antenatal appointments, the researchers said.

“Studies have shown that parent-child interaction is crucial for a child’s development and learning, so we wanted to understand if there were…

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