A whole universe of sounds for your baby

Give your baby a universal stimulus, send a message from the womb and make sure it is heard.

What is Babypod?

Babypod - Music is Life

Babypod is a small intravaginal speaker device.

Scientific studies show that it is the only one that stimulates the vocalization of babies before being born through music. With Babypod, the beginning of the strongest union begins through the music and inside the belly.

It will be the first experience together of a mother and her baby and the first musical and learning experience of this one.

Babypod is not a medical device as such, it can be placed in the vagina before the ultrasound scan by medical staff or by the patient herself.

For parents, it is also an unforgettable and exciting experience and the first shared with your baby. Quite a show.

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Optimal intensity

It is essential to turn up the playback volume to the maximum; in this way, we will obtain an optimum intensity, always below 54 decibels, as it has a volume control system. 
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Scientifically approved

Tested and approved by Institut Marquès, an international reference centre in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Assisted Reproduction. It has FDA approval.
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Easy to clean

Once the condom has been removed, the device and the connection cable can be cleaned with a damp cloth. The cap of the speaker can be easily removed and washed with soap and water if necessary.
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Easy to insert and remove

Babypod is small in size and ergonomic in shape, which allows it to be inserted smoothly into the middle third of the vagina. The connection cable lets us know that the speaker is well-positioned and allows the device to be easily removed by pulling on it.
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From the 16th week of pregnancy

Foetal activation with Babypod has been demonstrated from the 16th week of pregnancy, and the intensity and complexity of the foetal movements increase as the pregnancy progresses.
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Babypod is reusable

Babypod is reusable through the use of a condom, in the same way as a vaginal ultrasound probe. Using a condom does not change the intensity of the music. We recommend fully unrolling the condom to cover the majority of the connection cable.

Foetal vocalisation movements

When they receive a sound stimulus, the cells in this brain centre are activated and set in motion a circuit that results in the baby’s vocalisation movements.

Foetal vocalisation movements can be clearly seen in 2D ultrasounds using sagittal planes of the mouth. This lets us visualise movements of the tongue inside the mouth, as well as sticking out of the tongue.

3D/4D ultrasounds provide us with panoramic images of the foetus’ face and allow us to assess all the details of facial expression during vocalisation movements.

Movements usually start within the first 5-10 minutes of musical stimulation, although it varies greatly. Each foetus responds differently, and the same foetus may even have different reactions to the same music; it is not a reflex, but rather a response. As such, it depends on multiple factors such as phase of sleep or blood sugar levels.

A whole universe of sounds for your baby

The effects of music from the beginning of life

Babypod emerged within an important research line carried out by Institut Marquès on the effects of music from the beginning of life. Music has many benefits for the human brain, including acting as a stimulus for learning and it plays an important role in the sphere of social communication.

Stimulating babies through music in their first months of life has positive effects on brain development; if this is so, why not give your baby the benefits of music starting before birth?

In the first scientific study, the Institut Marquès team applied music to embryo incubators and proved how music improves IVF.

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Foetal hearing

Later on, when researching foetal hearing and to more effectively deliver sound inside the uterus, a small vaginal device was designed. The result was a surprising discovery: babies are stimulated and respond by moving their mouths and tongues.

Having evidenced the benefits of music and the importance of neurological stimulation in unborn babies, Babypod, was created, a medical discovery that all pregnant women and all future children should enjoy.

How do sounds reach the foetus?

With Babypod, we make it possible to effectively deliver sound to our unborn babies.

  • Music from the belly
  • Music from the vagina

From what we have discovered, we know that the motherís voice and other outside sounds are not perceived in the same way as we hear them. The soft tissue from the motherís abdominal wall and the inside of her body absorb the sound waves, decreasing their intensity and creating a distorted sound. It is as if the fetus were surrounded by pillows, or like when we hear someone talking in the next room, but are unable to make out what they are saying.

According to a study done on gestating sheep and published in 1996, words spoken externally and recorded from inside the womb were only about 50% intelligible (Griffiths et al, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America).

The fetus is said to perceive primarily low tones because higher sounds are buffered even further.

If the fetus is to hear the same as we do, it can only be achieved intravaginally.

The vagina is a closed space, thus preventing sound dispersion. The layers of soft tissue separating the fetus from the origin of the sound are fewer: there are only the vaginal and uterine walls.

By placing a speaker inside the vagina, the fetus can perceive the sound at nearly the same intensity with which it is being emitted.

We can use any melody or voice during Babypod ultrasounds; even so, we recommend using songs that are available on our playlists to obtain a high level of foetal response.

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Babypod is safe

Babypod is not a medical device as such, it can be placed in the vagina before the ultrasound scan by medical staff or by the patient herself.

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