How to prepare the birth of your baby with prenatal singing?
In this podcast, Marion receives Marie-Laure Potel and will discover the practice of prenatal singing. Marie-Laure, a trained musician, discovered prenatal singing in 1983 while working with midwives. Since then, she has been offering prenatal singing workshops in maternity wards, parent-child singing workshops for children aged 0 to 3 years, and is also the author of the book "Le chant prénatal" published by Désiris. This practice aims to promote the well-being of the mother-to-be as well as her baby during the entire pregnancy.
Prenatal singing is a practice of preparation for childbirth. It helps to locate, mobilize and relax the muscles that will come into play during childbirth.
How does prenatal singing allow you to bond with your baby? What are the benefits for the baby? How is prenatal singing practiced? In a group, as a couple or individually?
Marie-Laure insists on this point: everyone can sing, there is no specific skill or knowledge of music to have to practice prenatal singing. Singing will work the whole body, the posture, the pelvis, the abdominal muscles, it will support the voice. Prenatal singing can also be used as an outlet during difficult moments when you feel trapped in your body.
The baby's ear is formed around the 5th month of pregnancy. The link is vibratory, from the beginning of the baby's life, it receives the vibrations. Before 5 months of pregnancy, before the ear is functional, there are already messages that are inscribed and that will serve as a basis for the memory.
When giving birth, all women reach levels that are impossible to reach at other times in their lives. During childbirth it is possible to accompany the breath with sounds, to help relaxation and exhalation, but also to send vibrations to the pelvis and the uterus area to relax and make a micro-massage to the whole tissue.
This will cause the release of hormones: endorphins.
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