My mother keeps telling me that I like to study and have a predisposition to it because she was a student when she was pregnant. I highly doubt it, because I can't find any logic in these words.

I heard that a lot of mothers try to do something to positively affect their fetuses. For example:

  1. Listening to classical music.
  2. Learning something.
  3. Singing or playing musical instruments.

Can these activities somehow affect a child or is it just a myth?

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    $\begingroup$ why the downvote?? $\endgroup$
    – user 33690
    Aug 5 '17 at 9:52
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    $\begingroup$ You should reduce your question to a single clearly defined question like does listening while to classical music in the womb increase the kid's IQ? Your three questions are too broad. The title question is particularly broad and I suppose the fact that the mother give nutrients to the foetus would be enough to answer yes. I am voting to close as too broad (I was not the one down voting but I can understand the down vote). $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Aug 5 '17 at 15:26
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think the question is about any specific activity; those are just examples. The question is can the behaviour of the mother during pregnancy have an effect on the fetus. $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Aug 7 '17 at 2:56
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    $\begingroup$ @canadianer Like smoking, drinking alcohol, not feeding yourself correctly, etc.... Shall we make a short list like that and post it as an answer? $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Aug 7 '17 at 6:14
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    $\begingroup$ @Remi.b No, you should not list everything. Especially not things that are obviously not in the spirit of the question. $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Aug 7 '17 at 6:18

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