Schwontkowski collected womb diaries that detailed their mommy-baby communication with their unborn babies and then analyzed them for 52 different indices of communication. The moms picked up on traits of their babies such as:
The mothers picked up on these traits through daily “listening” to their unborn baby, talking and singing to her, and exercising with her. Taking the time to notice the developing baby was imperative to seeing a glimpse of the baby’s personality.
“When the babies continuously gave the mothers their “messages” during the pregnancy, the mothers learned more about their babies. They had the opportunity to gain confidence as a mother caring for them. They felt more prepared to be a first-time mom after spending time communicating with their unborn baby,” Schwontkowski said. “When these “tuned-in mothers” gave birth, they were deeply connected to their babies and understood their needs when the baby cried; 52% of them felt they understood their baby’s emotions and vice versa.”
There wasn’t a lot of guesswork in what to do and they didn’t have to waste a lot of time asking other people’s opinions of what to do. Their mommy-hood when baby was in the womb was enough to prepare them for their new responsibilities as mothers. Just as the babies had grown during the nine months and developed their personalities, the mothers had also grown and developed so that both mother and child were suited for facing life and its next challenges. When the mothers looked for confirmation that the personality they had seen in the womb was the same in their child, they found it.
“To me, this is evidence that God puts the ‘whole package’ in the baby at conception. As a new mother, we have this wonderful adventure ahead of us. We will have thousands of “messages” and two-way dialogue that teaches us who exactly this baby is. The more we know about the baby’s personality before birth, the easier motherhood is after birth,” she said.