The Effect of Blessing an Unborn Infant

I call on all parents to bless and nurture their unborn children and then their infants and children by praying scripture, Catholic blessings, or by speaking words of life right to their spirits. 

Fact: An unborn child hears and reacts emotionally not only to his mother but also to the people and activity around him.


Prenatal babies have personalities before they are born. As any mother can tell you some babies move around energetically both in and out of the womb, while other infants are physically passive. Some infants are night owls both in and out of the womb and others actually sleep well at night.

Nurses will point out to new parents that their newborn quickly turns towards the voices of their mother, father, siblings and even grandparents. So that means that an unborn child hears what is happening and remembers what he has heard while he was still in the womb. These memories are conscious for the first couple of years of a young child’s life but later they lay deep within their subconscious. For example, some musicians, when first introduced to a piece of music, already know how to play it without even rehearsing. Later they discover that their mother had practised that very same piece of music while she was pregnant with him.


A Real-life incident


Understanding the implications of these tidbits of trivia, I convinced my son to try this experiment with his pregnant wife a couple of months before the birth of their first child. Actually, this is something I did during all my pregnancies. Often my kids laugh and dismiss some of my beliefs but this time Daniel took my suggestion and put it into action.

Daniel gently placed his hand on one side of his wife, Erin’s, stomach and then talked loud to his unborn child, welcoming her into their family. He told unborn Mary that both of her parents loved her already and that they would protect her and supply all her needs, physically, emotionally and spiritually. He concentrated on pouring love into his unborn baby’s spirit. As Daniel loved his baby by talking and placing his hand on Erin’s right side, unborn Mary kicked and pushed on that side of the womb! When Daniel placed his hand on the other side of Erin’s stomach and repeated the ‘prayers’, their unborn daughter placed a few good kicks on that side instead! Obviously, pre-natal Mary heard everything and she was happy and excited by what she heard.


As a result of Mary’s parents consciously soaking her with nurturing love while she was still in the womb, she is a peaceful, content baby who is a joy and a delight to everyone she meets. None of their friends can quite understand how Mary can be such a good baby. Basically the answer to their question is that my son and his wife connected with Mary’s heart, mind and spirit before she was born. After birth they knew how to respond to Mary’s non verbal communication. Daniel and Erin were in fact Baby Whisperers.

I salute all infants for bravery, in the face of powerlessness, as they begin their life on earth. I call on all parents to bless and nurture their unborn children and their infants by praying scripture, Catholic blessings, or by speaking words of life right to their spirits.Watch your baby snap to attention and drink in the words of life as you pray.

Spirit of (baby’s name), I call you to attention and invite you to receive the blessing and Love of God, your Heavenly Father.


6 thoughts on “The Effect of Blessing an Unborn Infant

  1. This. Was. AMAZING!!!!! As a neonatal nurse, I completely believe in talking to your children before they are born and sending them the love and joy you feel plus the words of safety and protection you will give them their entire life! The way they respond to their parents voices after their birth, even when they are the tiniest of preemies, takes your breath away. Wow! You rock Mama Melanie!! Great, great post! God bless! JMJ!


  2. I’ve always had a sense that my youngest son was badly affected by the stress and strife of the abusive marriage I was in with his father … and most especially, by his father’s insane conviction (which he often verbalized during my pregnancy) that he had NOT ‘fathered’ this, our 3rd child! In fact, AFTER this baby was born, he continued to believe that this child could NOT be his … and treated him accordingly! It was only 7 years ago that my (now) ex-husband acknowledge that this child was, INDEED his offspring … since he FINALLY ‘recognized’ the similarities in their looks/mannerisms!! But, the damage has already been done … the rage/anger that this son has lived with for most of his life, has caused him considerable problems. All I can do is pray for my kids …. ALL of them have been adversely affected by this! OH, INDEED, PRAY AND LOVE … AND SPEAK WORDS OF LOVE AND NURTURING TO YOUR UNBORN CHILDREN!!


    1. a Catholic woman had a severelt disturbed 6 year old who needed to see a psychiatrist but had to wait a year for treatment to begin. She prayed every night, whispering when the child was asleep, so her deepest core self could hear, ” Jesus be the bridge of love between my daughter and me. Heal her in YOUR Love.” When she went for the first assessment the doctor asked who had been treating her child becuase she was so changed


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