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PREGNANCY & BONDING WITH YOUR BABY
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By nature, mothers are nurturers. From the moment of conception, a mother's love will greatly influence her baby's journey through life. As babies are conceived out of love, they need to be cared for and loved. Bonding with your baby does not have to wait until birth. Mothers can bond with their baby throughout their pregnancy.
Babies need to have their most basic needs met. From their mothers' body they receive the nourishment needed to grow and thrive outside the womb. Mothers must establish a healthy pregnancy lifestyle to make sure their baby is getting all he needs to be healthy at birth. This means having routine prenatal visits to your midwife or health care provider, eating a healthy diet, having a positive lifestyle, and establishing a routine exercise program.
Mothers can connect with their unborn baby through touch and relaxation. When a woman massages her belly using both hands, hormones are released which relax the uterus. This in turn calms and relaxes the baby. This is one of the examples of baby "knows" how you are feeling. Try to be relaxed during pregnancy. Take time to pamper yourself. This will let your baby know that everything is alright, and that he is safe and secure.
Women tend to daydream about their babies during pregnancy. It can be called "baby connecting meditation". While sitting peacefully, and daydreaming about her baby, a woman almost creates a telepathic connection. Talking to your baby and reading to him/her helps to build a bonding connection. I felt with all five of my babies that we were making a mother-child bond during my pregnancies. I would concentrate really hard on my baby. I would try to image him/her inside me; what he/she was doing, what he/she was thinking. He/She would then reward me with a kick, or a squirm to let me know he/she was alright. I cannot think of a more nurturing way to connect than through editating or daydreaming. This type of daydreaming and meditation also helped me during my labors. It allowed me to focus in on my babies and I could visualize them in the room with me cheering me on during the labor ("come on mom, you can do it, I want to see you as much as you want to see me!"). I would often dream about them while pregnant and sleeping. It was like we had great dream conversations back and forth before they were born.
Mothers can also connect with their baby through music. Babies like the rhythmic sounds of music, (like a heartbeat, or breathing), as it is very calming. Babies are fond of Mozart. He composed some great music that babies find enjoyable and soothing. If you put a tape player with headphones on your belly while lying down, and play a lullaby or classical music, most babies, in the third trimester, will respond by kicking or moving. A baby will also respond to his mother's voice, whether you are humming or singing, your baby can hear you and knows you are with him. Some mothers enjoy reading books aloud to their unborn babies, especially classical works. It is especially important to keep things calm around you during your pregnancy since babies can pick up stress and tension that you are feeling. Fighting, yelling, crying, and stressful situations being experienced by the mother can be very upsetting to your unborn baby and may later result in a highly stressed infant and nervous child.
Mothers and Fathers can both bond with their baby by nurturing their own relationship. After all, the baby was conceived out of love, and needs to feel that love throughout pregnancy and life. Continue dating your partner throughout pregnancy. Laugh with each other and do not be afraid to make love. Most women are able to have sexual relations throughout pregnancy, but check with your midwife or health care provider first to make sure you are not considered as having a "high risk" pregnancy. Nurturing your own relationship will ensure your baby will be born feeling loved and nurtured. The time you share together now will also help your relationship later when you face the many challenges as new parents. As a couple, you will enter into parenthood with open arms for your baby.
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