Creating a pregnancy in awareness begins with inviting explored and unexplored experiences. It is having the ability to investigate beliefs, experience true feelings, dissect mental patterns, release old systems, and continue to move within the cycles of personal transformation. A pregnancy is not limited to blissful states of constant positive energy, but this includes feelings of uncertainty and fear. It is about accepting all experiences and knowing that each has purpose.
From a scientific point of view, you and your baby are connected because you share the same blood supply and pass nutritional substances and hormones back and forth across the placenta. Feelings happen because of chemical changes in your blood stream. This means that whatever you are feeling, your baby can feel as well.
Music provides a calm, harmonious environment in which the baby can grow in the womb.
Studies have shown that babies -- who begin hearing by the 18th week of pregnancy -- prefer classical music or any music that mimics the mother's heart rate of 60 beats per minute (lullabies and New Age music, for example). Hard rock is not the way to go here, especially since the amniotic fluid amplifies the sound.
Making a connection with your unborn child can strengthen the bond you share, make you feel closer, and enrich you and your baby's lives."Even in the womb the baby can respond,". When the mother is frightened or upset, for example, the baby's heart rate can double. Stands to reason then, that when the mother is calm and relaxed, the baby will be, too.you're pregnant and you shouldn't worry if you occasionally get upset or angry. "All pregnant women get emotionally upset. But if you're chronically upset, this can have an effect on the child's personality."
According to this research, babies who were stimulated with touch and sound in the womb appeared to be more alert at birth, had better head control and were able to turn their heads in the direction of their parent's voices. Communicating with your unborn baby while pregnant is not just about forming a bond but also about affecting their social and emotional states at birth.
By providing a peaceful environment in which you and your baby can bond before it's born- your baby gets the message that it's wanted and loved. Communicating those feelings of love by taking some time every day and sitting quietly, with your eyes closed, and telling your baby how welcome it is in your life.
Please get a small journal or blank book, and begin to write in it as often as possible. Write in it as if you are talking to the baby. Not only will this help you bond with your baby, but it is a nice momento for later on, and you can give it to the child when they are old enough. Talk to the baby about how much you love them, what your concerns are about the birth, ask the baby questions about him/herself, or ask the baby to do something you need them to do, such as turn to a different position. This will be a wonderful record of the developing relationship with your new child.
Pay attention to what the child likes and dislikes, too. When the baby is paying attention to something, he or she will usually get very quiet in the womb. When they are bothered by something, they will usually get extremely active. But this is not a hard and fast rule. Watch which music the baby likes, which foods the baby responds to, etc. After you eat a particular food, pay attention to how this affects the baby.
Also, watch how your different emotional states affect the baby's behavior. When you are really upset, how does he/she respond? When you feel peaceful, how do they respond? This will help you to understand how important it is to eliminate stress from your environment during pregnancy, and especially during the birth as well.
In the prenatal bonding with your unborn baby play relaxing music, then have the parents (mostly moms-to-be) imagine that they are meeting their child for the first time. "Visualize your child,". "What is the image you have of the child?"
Since babies can recognise the voices of their parents when they are born, saying good morning and good night to your baby each day is a good habit to get into. Sharing your feelings and thoughts with your unborn child can also help to 'humanize' your growing belly.
You may see a picture of your child in your mind, you may hear a conversation between you and the baby. "Draw a picture of what you have seen, or write it in your journal,". "This will make the visualization that much more conscious.
Talk to the baby. Say goodnight before you go to bed, good morning when you wake up, and talk to it throughout the day. "New borns know their mom's voice after birth,". "That's the voice they will turn to."
Feel the baby:Place your hands on your abdomen and rest your hands quietly, feeling the baby kick, or gently massaging the baby. You can even play games with the baby. Press lightly on your abdomen and you'll feel the baby kick back.It's worth taking a few minutes every day to relax and just visualise yourself holding your new baby. Imagine what he or she might look like and what you might say to them. Taking pre-natal yoga classes is a great way to help you relax. Most pre-natal yoga will include some kind of visualisation or meditation exercise within the class.
Being able to watch baby moving around on the screen is a very practical way of bonding with bump. It makes everything seem more real! This is an especially good way for fathers and grandparents to form an attachment to the baby. Take home the pictures from the ultrasound and put them somewhere you will see them every day on the fridge or next to the telephone!
It's never too early or too late to start communicating and bonding with your baby. Parenting is a journey that really begins the moment you find out you are pregnant.
Enhance the intuitive connection between you and your baby
Increase communication and bonding with your baby
Transmit positive thoughts and love to your baby
Removing fears regarding your pregnancy and childbirth
Higher likelihood of a calm, happier and healthier baby
I suggest that you get involved actively in communicating with your unborn child. You have wisdom to share with the baby, and the baby has wisdom to share with you.
Take care of your unborn baby.
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Dr Unnati Chavda
(Promoting pregnancy wellness)