Baby's not responding to sound or music when in the womb but ok now ?
Hi all, Becky is in her 34th week now but it kind of bothers me that the bump doesn't respond to sound or music when everyone else who seems to have had a baby says 'Oh yeah, mine always jumped at loud noises/tv/radio' etc.
Just wondering if anyone else's bump was the same but now he/she is born, is absolutely fine ?
We were exactly the same. I played music in the womb with no response, I also have 2 dogs who would bark and nothing from her. Everything is absolutely fine outside the womb so please don't worry. I sometimes wonder if when people play music etc to baby and they kick, is it not that they were always going to kick at that point anyway but the mum's just assume it was because of the music?
I used to worry about this - sometimes he'd kick when I played music but often he didn't. and I remember when I was late on, somewhere after 35 weeks anyway, walking down the street and an ambulance went past with its siren absolutely blaring and there wasn't so much as a twitch - that I could feel anyway.
then he had his hearing tests at 1 day old and failed on one side, and I worried some more. further tests were arranged and in the few days before I observed his reactions a lot, to sudden sharp noises, etc, like the sound of a spoon dropping into a bowl right next to him but out of his line of vision, and again he didn't respond.
but he passed his further tests and all is fine. he probably had amniotic fluid in his ears at the 1-day test. he is just a laid-back baby and the fact that he doesn't always respond isn't indicative of a problem with his hearing.
My dad told once told me (while i was pregnant) that when my mum was pregnant and some one dropped a tea spoon on the draining board and we jamp.. he done it and my LO didnt flinch he passed his test when he was just 14 hours old his hearing is great he hears somebody coming down the stairs before i do! Dont worry about it honest x
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