Lotus Flower – The unfolding flower embodies the endless ocean of creation. Because it has buds, blossoms and seed pods simultaneously on the same plant, it represents the past, present and future.
Babies are affected by their environment as soon as they have an environment, and that means as soon as they are implanted in the womb. Women are conceiving, growing their babies and birthing under increasingly stressful conditions. Stress that affects one generation will be played out in the next generation. When we see dysfunction in people, we’re actually seeing the imprint of that stress.
Moving From ‘Outside In’ To ‘Inside Out’
Babies are conscious, intelligent and aware, and remember their birth experience. They also feel pain.
Bonding and attachment begins at the beginning, well before birth.
The Past – Our earliest experiences from in utero until 1yr age, determine an imprint for our mental, emotional models of the world. So it is vital that women know how they were conceived and birthed and what ‘template’ they are operating under when they conceive. This awareness is part of changing the pattern, to create an emotional healthy human being.
This imprint or pattern, is what we live out of, and it is our job to become aware of it, especially if it is filled with patterns that don’t serve us well as adults.
The Present – We must move to change the increasing mental health issues in our society. We must teach pregnant women and their partners about the importance of creating a new little human, in a de-stressed environment, with love and awareness.
We must teach the importance of connectedness, of taking the stress out of daily life, of why this is important in changing the internal ‘pattern’ for a new person.
Pregnancy has changed for women over the past few decades. Most pregnant women live busy lives, and many suffer (not too strong a word!) increased pressure in the workplace. Pressure to keep up, to show they can still work just as hard, just as long hours, so they don’t miss out on that promotion or new project that could come their way. They have many fears and anxieties about pregnancy, labour and birthing, mainly fed by the media (in all forms), because they just don’t have time to connect with themselves, their pregnancy and changing body, or their growing baby. They do not see pregnancy and birthing as ‘normal’. This is fuelled by an over-medicalised system. What came first? The stressed anxious woman? Or the over-medicalised system? I’m not sure, but we must change this pattern.
The Future – Birth de-briefing is essential for all women who have birthed before, and planning another pregnancy, otherwise repeating the same ‘pattern’ is almost inevitable. Changes in the ‘pattern’ are easily done with hypnosis.
Societal attitudes must change. Our pregnant women should be revered and respected. Held in high esteem. They are growing our next generation. Are we not interested in taking the time to shower her with love and respect and lots of wonderful positive stories about growing and birthing a baby.
Teaching women to connect and get to know and understand themselves, their partner and their growing baby forms the basis of our Inside Birth program.
This prenatal program is not prescriptive or demanding or expecting it is not telling there will be a ‘relaxed’ or ‘beautiful’ or ‘calm’ or ‘peaceful’ or ‘hypnotic’ birthing but simply going ‘Inside’. Definition of ‘Inside’ – within, on the inner side of, inside the circle, in or into the inner part.
Understanding what happens Inside the womb, the developing baby physically, emotionally and spiritually, and how patterns are laid down. Understanding what happens Inside the mind of a pregnant woman and her partner. What influences are present, and what impact that will create. Understanding the ‘system’, hospital or homebirth, is vital to ensure an enjoyable, experience for Mum, Dad and baby.
How a baby enters the world is crucial to the long term health and well-being of that person and ultimately our society.
So if you want to get back to basics and tap into a natural, primal instinct that just needs a little prompting to return to the surface then check out our Inside Birth prenatal classes and if you want to learn to teach these empowering techniques then check out our Inside Birth Practitioner Training and let’s change the world one baby at a time.