Study shows how pregnant women react differently to music
Pregnant women have stronger reactions to music than women who aren’t expecting.
Researchers in Germany played short music clips for pregnant and non-pregnant women.
Sometimes they altered the music to make it sound unpleasant.
Researchers found pregnant women who had stronger feelings about whether the music was pleasant or unpleasant – when compared to women who were not expecting.
The pregnant women also experienced a greater drop in blood pressure when listening to soothing music and a higher spike when listening to irritating songs.
Researchers say they don’t know why music has a bigger impact on women when they’re pregnant.