Thursday, June 27, 2013

Garbh Sanskar:Educating In Mothers Womb: A Sacred Journey With Your Baby

Remember Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.

Mothers, some of the most potent parental influence you will have on your child takes place while he or she is still in your womb — so let’s hope that most of your days while pregnant are Happy Mother’s Days! While you are pregnant, your baby’s organs and tissues develop in direct response to lessons they receive about the world. These lessons come from your diet, your behavior and your state of mind — thereby hinting at the function of joy in pregnancy.


If there is chronic stress in pregnancy, if a pregnant mother’s thoughts and emotions are persistently negative, if she is experiencing unrelenting anxiety, the internal message — delivered to the developing baby — is, “It’s a dangerous world out there,” regardless of whether or not this is objectively true. The baby’s neural cells and nervous system development will actually mutate (adapt) to prepare for the unsafe environment it perceives it is going to be born into.

Throughout pregnancy your body is your unborn baby’s universe. you are the rivers,trees,sunlight,stars,and sky, for this being growing within you. Your unborn baby is a feeling,sensing..hearing…seeing,tasting,thinking….learning…evolving. and highly intelligent little being. And for the nine precious months of pregnancy, your body is your unborn baby’s entire world.

By bringing awareness to the sensations you imbibe through your five senses, you create a . . . nurturing, positive environment for your baby to thrive.

The following practices can support you in experiencing and deepening this connection every day.

Pregnancy is not just something that is happening to you; it is a miraculous unfolding that you are co-creating. For nine months, you are your unborn baby's environment and your baby is affected by each one of your experiences.

Loving or therapeutic touch sends relaxation and healing to you and your unborn baby.

Several times during the day, tenderly place your hands on your belly. Imagine yourself holding your baby as she sleeps or kicks inside your womb. Gently caress your belly while speaking softly to her. Spend time connecting with your baby through the sense of touch, even before she is in your arms.

Draw yourself a luxurious bath, lighting candles and diffusing a soothing aroma, such as lavender or orange to create a relaxing atmosphere. As you feel yourself and your baby floating together in the warm water, affirm that you are both loved, at peace, and completely supported.

The soothing sound of your own voice is perhaps the single most nourishing sound that you can share with your baby.Take some time each day to sing, coo, read to,and talk to your baby, knowing that he or she is listening.

Pregnancy is a journey that will take you beyond your mind and body. It will enliven your compassion and reveal the most intimate truths of your soul.

Be here in the experience and Cherish every moment. It will be gone before you know it; the big belly, the movements felt from inside, the pregnant waddle, the wonderful looks from passers by and the sensations of having your baby growing inside your body."


By making nourishing choices a mother can ensure that her baby is receiving the basic elements to create a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Pregnancy offers a unique opportunity to become deeply connected with your body, your growing baby and ultimately the creation of life itself.

The "prenatal"  refers to the period of about nine months including conception and the whole of gestation, while "perinatal" refers to the very short but crucial period of hours involving labor, birth, and establishment of breastfeeding. We believe that both these prenatal and perinatal experiences are formative for both babies and parents, and tend to establish patterns of intimacy and sociality for life. At stake here is quality of life--the quality of personal relationships and the quality of society itself. Ultimately, we like to point out, "Womb ecology becomes world ecology.


Take care of your unborn baby.

The sole purpose of these blogs is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, prevention or cure of any disease. If you have any serious, acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained doctor/health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained Ayurvedic expert, call us or e mail.

Dr Unnati Chavda
(Promoting pregnancy wellness)

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