Shocking Effects of Noise Pollution on Unborn Babies

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Are you bored sitting at home during pregnancy and look forward to attending friends get to gather, a marriage ceremony or a rock concert soon?

Are you pregnant and work in a work environment full of noisy machinery?

Are you residing in a big city just across the roads where loud horns of traffic are just a 24 hours routine? Well, if you can relate to any of the above situations reading this post is a must for you.

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Pregnancy is a critical phase of life when your health and your baby’s development both are at your mercy. Are you aware the negative impact of loud noises during pregnancy is one of the hot topics of debate in the medical fraternity? If you are clueless about this and anxious to know more, go ahead and give this post a conscious read.

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Can Fetus Listen to the Sound?

Your baby is inside the dark layers of womb but she can hear the sounds, when the gestational age of your baby is about 16 months. As your pregnancy progresses successfully, and you cross the time of 27 to 30 weeks his ears formed fully. Any exposure to unexpected loud sounds now become a potential stimulus for your fetus and may result in an automatic startle reflex. The baby can blink or even jump inside the womb in response to loud noises. If you have any hearing disability or difficulty you can easily find the best audiologist in Lahore, Karachi and other main cities via where loud noises and excessive noise pollution is posing a threat to hearing ability of masses.

Effects of Loud Noise During Pregnancy?

Chronic noise exposure during pregnancy is leading cause of maternal hypertension and congenital abnormalities in the fetus. Are you shocked that how just a sound is related to such disasters?

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Animal research proves it correct that exposure to high levels of sound during pregnancy negatively affects the fetal development as it can act as a teratogen. The deadly outcomes may be similar for human beings too. Such babies show limited motor activity and motor maturity. They may also display abnormal mental behavior, develop slow learning skills and have higher levels of cortisol during weaning. To get expert advice for any problem of your child you can consult the best pediatrician in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities of Pakistan via

Some studies also indicate that pregnant women who are more exposed to loud noises in everyday routine are at a higher risk of shortened pregnancy, stillbirth, miscarriage and their newborn may also suffer from low birth weight.

Of all the varieties of modern pollution, noise is the most insidious, but good news is you can avoid it by little efforts of you, do it for you and upcoming new life.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.