How can you prepare for your baby's birth with prenatal singing?

Comment préparer la venue au monde de son bébé avec le chant prénatal ?

In this podcast, Marion welcomes Marie-Laure Potel to discover the practice of prenatal singing. Marie-Laure, a trained musician, discovered prenatal singing in 1983 while working with midwives. Since then, she has offered prenatal singing workshops in maternity wards, parent-child singing workshops for 0-3 year olds, and is the author of the book "Le chant prénatal" published by Désiris. The aim of this practice is to promote the well-being of both mother-to-be and baby throughout pregnancy.

Prenatal singing is a way of preparing for childbirth. It helps to locate, mobilize and relax the muscles that will come into play during childbirth.

How does prenatal singing help you 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 that anyone can sing, and that no specific skills or knowledge of music are required to practice prenatal singing. Singing works the whole body, posture, pelvis and abdominals, and supports the voice. Prenatal singing can also serve as an outlet in difficult moments when you feel locked in your body.

The baby's ear is formed around the 5th month of pregnancy. The link is vibratory: from the very beginning of the baby's life, it receives vibrations. Before 5 months of pregnancy, before the ear is functional, there are already messages inscribed that will serve as a basis for memory.

When giving birth, all women reach heights 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 uterine area to relax and give a kind of micro-massage to all the tissues.

This will lead to the release of hormones: endorphins.

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