A mother's voice helps preemie thrive
May 22, 2012
Source - KING 5 TV
In a new study, researchers played audio recordings of mothers’ voices to their extremely premature infants. Those preemies had fewer pauses in breathing, and fewer events of slowed heart beats. Seattle Children's neonatologist Dr. Isabella Knox explained a mother's voice and heart beat give a baby a sense that he or she is part of the world, and can interact with it.