We have been present at the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) held on 5 and 6 July in San Francisco with our study “fetal facial expression in response intravaginally transmitted music,” currently the most widely read in the journal Ultrasound
Professor Jordi Jauset, from Ramon Llull University, who also collaborated on the study, has presented a conference about this research which we discovered that fetuses hear from week 16 (when they measures 11 cm), when the sound arrives from the mother’s vagina. When the sound is emitted from the outside, the fetus hardly hears it.
Experts in music and the benefits in health are interested in this study that has several medical applications. Babypod can open new lines of research on fetal hearing and deafness and facilitates fetal sonograms. This happen because inducing the movement is possible to do a better exam of the fetal structures. The use of vaginal device Babypod allows the pregnant mother to check fetal well-being.
We are now investigating if also vaginally music can help embryo implantation, thus improving pregnancy rates and reducing the risk of abortion.