Holy Hormones Journal: Well, there I was sitting on the couch scrolling through Facebook posts over the holiday weekend and this article popped up in my feed. Dropped my jaw – not my wine luckily and forwarded the post to my Facebook wall so I would not have to search for it. The next morning I shared it on my Holy Hormones Honey! Facebook page – and in just an hour had 380 views.
I still cannot tell if the author was sharing this information as tongue-in-cheek (“Find your favorite playlist and shove it up there…”) – or if she is in support of the “safe” device.
Either way – the study she refers to was published in “Ultrasound OnlineFirst,” in September of last year.
Fetal facial expression in response to intravaginal music emission
This study compared fetal response to musical stimuli applied intravaginally (intravaginal music [IVM]) with application via emitters placed on the mother’s abdomen (abdominal music [ABM]). Responses were quantified by recording facial movements identified on 3D/4D ultrasound. One hundred and six normal pregnancies between 14 and 39 weeks of gestation were randomized to 3D/4D ultrasound with: (a) ABM with standard headphones (flute monody at 98.6 dB); (b) IVM with a specially designed device emitting the same monody at 53.7 dB; or (c) intravaginal vibration (IVV; 125 Hz) at 68 dB with the same device. Facial movements were quantified at baseline, during stimulation, and for 5 minutes after stimulation was discontinued…..
These findings might contribute to diagnostic methods for prenatal hearing screening, and research into fetal neurological stimulation. ~ Source
Seems to me that every mother is well aware that her baby responds to music in the womb. We have known that for decades and have played lullabies, classical music as well as Grateful Dead (whatever) during pregnancy. We also read to our babies so they can hear and recognize our voices and the language of sound.
The study was conducted in Spain – and trying to do more research on the product – I also found an article in “Spanish Journal,” a large bilingual publication out of Wisconsin. Thanks to Google translate I was able to find that there is yet still another application for this device – to help women get pregnant.
BabyPod: the new musical buffer that helps women to become pregnant –
The BabyPod functions as a buffer, is a walnut-shaped headset covered with biocompatible materials so that the body does not reject. It is inserted through the vagina where musical waves simulate uterine contractions and help the sperm to fertilize the egg.
The design is a prototype of the Marqués Institute in Spain where it has been used in more than 1,000 women by Dr. Marisa López-Teijón. For its creation they were involved gynecologists, engineers, otolaryngologists and neurologists.
“The eggs that receive music improve their success rate in fertilization at around 5%,” says the gynecologist to ElMundo.es “What these vibrations is to simulate the movements of the uterus. These serve to carry the eggs from the fallopian tubes to meet sperm. But there are women who do not have that facility. So we use musical waves at different frequencies. ” ~ Source
Love Margot’s opening statement – “Science to the rescue, yet again…” And she is so right… a group of scientists take women’s knowledge and intuition – raise money for a study – science proves what we have known – and then the pharmaceutical/medical technology jumps at the opportunity to create a device for that…. how they got from the abdomen to the vagina – I do not know… (control of the sacred vessel?)
Do we really want music coming out of our vaginas? Do we really want to insert a silicone, (remember the problems women had with silicone breast implants?) tampon vibrating electrical impulses to the uterus? What are the long-term outcomes to this type of exposure. What if the baby does not like the playlist you just shoved into your vagina.
On the other hand you and your baby bump can reverberate your way through the day.
First, the Vatican wants to “‘amplify’ women’s G-spots to kick start their sex lives thru gynecological surgery and bleaching of the labia….. don’t believe me? Check out Vatican and Vaginas. And now, researchers in Spain want to use our vessel to transmit musical vibes to the fetus.
Anyone beginning to see that we are losing the right to control our body – in just about every arena? So much for all of the accomplishments women have made in the business and philanthropic, and financial worlds. The misogynistic backlash is subtle – yet insidious. The price? The Vatican, the pharmaceutical and medical industrial complex – oops cannot forget the government – own our bodies. And we become vessels for their profit and manipulation.
by Margot Harris
December 31, 2015 9:00:55 am
Science to the rescue, yet again. Studies show that playing music to a fetus may have a number of positive outcomes in the child’s life. “Auditory fetal learning” is thought to aid in neural development. And recently, a study found that fetuses can detect sound by 16 weeks.
Well, what are expecting parents to do? Play music in their homes? Put headphones on a expectant mother’s stomach? Please. Amateurs. Apparently, that would result in muffled sounds for your little one. The only way to ensure your baby’s auditory experience to insert music into the vagina.
So, now we have Babypod, the intravaginal device allowing your baby to jam in utero:
And what can you expect from these vag speakers? When the babies hear music (at least, according to the website) they react with body and/ or mouth and tongue movements. Essentially, your fetus is rocking out.