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Posted on March 10, 2012


Due to immature organs are perfect, babies born prematurely are more prone to disorders of the lungs and heart. As a result, they also often have stop breathing during sleep (sleep apnea) and slowing the heart rate (bradycardia). In a small-scale research with premature infants known to the mother’s voice played back the tape tau sanga mother’s heartbeat, tend to be less frequently have sleep apnea.

The small-scale study conducted by researchers from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston. In the study, researchers enrolled 14 preterm infants who were born when gestation weeks 26 and 32. Every day, over four times they played sound recordings or their mother’s heartbeat. The tape was played to the incubator babies’ through a special micro audio system developed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The results showed that these babies have a lower risk for heart problems and lung cancer when they heard the sound stimuli mother, than infants who heard voices in the hospital routine.

“Our findings are very promising and suggest that maternal exposure to noise can help premature babies in the short term by reducing the incidence of cardiorespiratory,” researchers said the study, Amir Lahav, Director of the BWH Neotanal Research Lab.

“However, given our small sample, further research is needed to determine whether intervention in the form of sound stimuli can have an impact on maternal health care and premature babies,” said Lahav.

Researchers also confirmed that although the results showed no relationship between sound stimulation and reduction of maternal cardiorespiratory events, but these findings do not prove causality. The study was published online in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Neonatal Medicine.