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Hello from the other side: the vagina speaker that lets you play music to your unborn child

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We’ve long been told that speaking or singing to a pregnant belly can be picked up by the unborn foetus, helping them to recognise the dulcet tones of their soon-to-be family members.

Well, now you can play music directly into your baby’s ears…via your vagina.

Spanish company, Babypod have invented a ‘vagina speaker’, designed to be inserted into (yes, that’s right, your vagina), to provide the unborn child with a little womb concert.

Research has previously investigated the effects of sound on unborn babies, and have shown that foetuses are able to hear as early as 16 weeks into pregnancy.

Some prenatal speakers, designed to be worn around the stomach, are already available on the market.

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Babypod was developed following research conducted by gynaecological clinic, the Institut Marquès, which studied the relationship between unborn babies and exposure to music.

Their results revealed that intravaginal music resulted in physical responses from foetuses, whereas music played simply around the abdomen had no effect, because the sounds were muffled by the abdominal wall.

The small pink speaker, inserted like a (insert word of choice here) into the vagina, is designed to stimulate neurons in the foetus’ brainstem, intending to encourage early vocalisation.

Ultrasound scans conducted during trial stage showed foetuses reacting with their mouths and faces to music from the speakers.

Researchers also suggest that the Babypod can help to reduce maternal stress during pregnancy, as they share these special musical moments.

Parents can also leave their child voice messages – just in case they are in a meeting or screening their calls.

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“Babies learn to speak in response to sound stimuli, especially melodic sound,” says the Babypod website.

“Babypod is a device that stimulates before birth through music. With Babypod, babies learn to vocalise from the womb.”

With a maximum sound level of 54 decibels, there is no risk that the speaker will damage the baby’s hearing, and the music can be controlled using a smartphone app.

Additionally, the company assures that the vibrations emitted from the device can do no harm to the unborn child, which is “why sex toys are allowed in pregnancy.”

Thanks to a handy pair of headphones which hang out of the vagina when in use, parents can listen together, alongside the baby. Aww?

At £110, the Babypod doesn’t come cheap, but on the plus-side, your child will be dancing themselves right out of the womb… 

Watch the Babypod advert, below. 

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