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Womb Sisters – a choir for pregnant women

Graphic of pregnant women singingWomb Sisters is new choir based at the farm for pregnant women, aiming to provide a fun space for Bristol mums-to-be to meet up and sing with each other and their bumps!

Starting 1st November, the choir will run every Wednesday from 7-8.30pm in the John James Room here at the farm. Women at any stage of pregnancy are welcomed and no singing experience is necessary.

Studies have shown that foetuses begin to respond to sound by around 18-20 weeks’ gestation, and sounds heard in the womb are remembered by babies, who respond to songs and lullabies sung to them during pregnancy.

Bristol-based singer Rosie Sleightholme (who is in her second trimester of pregnancy) decided to set up the choir after finding that there were no existing singing groups for pregnant women. She believes that singing is not only hugely beneficial for expectant mums’ well-being, but is also a great way for mothers to connect with their unborn child.

Pregnancy can sometimes be an isolating time for women, and the choir aims to provide a relaxed and joyful space to socialise and sing.

Those who are interested can simply turn up on the 1st November (drop-in price £7), or to find out more information, can contact Rosie on rosiesingssomesongs@hotmail.co.uk