MOTHER’S ATTITUDE TO BABY DURING PREGNANCY AFFECTS CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT

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BEYOND AN IOTA OF DOUBT a“Mother” always connects with her baby during pregnancy, IN MORE THAN A ONE WAY. Such a mom to be, is more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is born.

A mother’s emotions affect her unborn baby

Experts suggest, in succession, that positive thinking can shape the body, rectify internally, and a healthier baby of a woman on the family way.

A Medical dictionary, defines emotion as a mental and physical state, referring to the hormones and other molecules associated with emotion. Emotions are thoughts that we feel whole of our lives.

A pregnant woman’s emotions are created based on the way she perceives her: • Pregnancy on the way,

• Relationships

• Baby shower plans

• Nursery decoration

• Work routine

• Overall Health

Persistent, consistent thoughts of a mom to be, is the originator for her emotions. And her emotions are the precursor for the neurohormones. When a pregnant mother is a fearful, anxious, stressed and stressful state, the stress hormones released into her bloodstream cross through the placenta (umbilical cord] to the baby. Hundreds of studies have confirmed that chemicals released by the pregnant mother’s body are transported into the womb and affect the unborn baby accordingly.

Negative thoughts during this period are damaging:

Negative thoughts very often, give a fear-based stress response. This stress activates the unborn child’s endocrine system and influences fetal brain development.

Research has confirmed that children born to mothers who had intensely stressful pregnancies are more likely to have behavioural problems later in life. Studies show that mothers under extreme and constant stress are more likely to have babies who are premature, underweight, hyperactive in behaviour, irritable, and colicky.

When passing through the placenta, the hormones of a mother experiencing chronic stress will deeply alter the distribution of blood flow in her fetus and negatively influence the character of her developing child’s physiology i.e. the functioning of various parts of the body.

Positive thoughts are very advantageous:

Conversely, positive maternal emotions have been shown to facilitate the health of the unborn child. Thoughts which infuse the developing baby with a sense of happiness or calm can set the stage for a balance, happy, and serene disposition throughout life. When you feel joyful, your body produces natural pleasure chemicals called endorphins and encephalins. When you are peaceful and relaxed, you release chemicals pari passu with prescription tranquilizers. Sans stress, your baby’s nervous system works smoothly.

Creative visualization helps:

Creative visualization is the fundamental technique underlying reality creation. It is the process of using thought power to consciously imagine, create and attract to yourself that which you intend to experience in your life. Mastering creative visualization grants you direct control over your thoughts at the subconscious level. While there are several ways to programme the subconscious mind, visualization is the most effective and its results in a most rapid manner. This form of mental imagery can program one’s subconscious thoughts, changing perceptions and responses from negative to positive.

Thoughts may not be magical, but they cause the formation of specific hormones that have a very real effect on the body of mom to be and her unborn baby. So, during this period a woman has to be kept at ease, from every point of view, otherwise, it will affect the child to be born either way.

Research has confirmed that imagery can alter blood flow, grow healthy cells, and destroy cancer cells. A pregnant mother can affect her unborn child’s genetic development. by Whether it’s called imagery, visualization, meditation, or hypnosis, decades of research have established this process for generating a multitude of tangible changes in the mental, emotional, and physical body.

If you are a pregnant woman, you may try these visual exercises:

In a place that is free of interruptions, close your eyes and practice seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling and even tasting your way into a relaxed feeling, perhaps bringing attention towards your developing baby. The key is to gently feel the ease as you flow through this imagery. Use the richness of your imagination, and go on a daydream. If other thoughts enter your mind, patiently return to your happy self, and healthy baby.

A pregnant woman’s thoughts have a physical connection to her unborn child. Everything the pregnant mother feels and thinks is communicated through neurohormones to her unborn child, just as surely as are alcohol and nicotine.

Practicing positive thoughts and feelings will branch neurons and wire parts of your brain to respond accordingly. The more you practice, the faster and better you will learn to retrieve those emotions.

An example of more in-depth guided imagery:

• Imagine your growing baby by closing your eyes.

• Visualize what a healthy child looks like.

• Sense what a healthy child feels like.

• Hear what a healthy child sounds like.

• How does his heart pump blood?

• How do her arms are moving inside you

• Feel, your little one smiling in the womb

• Feel her move in joyful motion.

Negative thoughts are very often the root cause of a fear-based stress response:

Stress activates the unborn child’s endocrine system and influences fetal brain development negatively. Children born to mothers who had intensely stressful pregnancies are more likely to have behavioral problems later in life. Studies show that mothers under extreme and constant stress are more likely to have babies who are premature, underweight, hyperactive, irritating, and colicky.

When the mom- to- be is cool, calm , composed ,collected , confident and centered, the baby is able to grow peacefully. A partner/husband and other members of the family must understand it.”

As per a well-known expert, cell biologist and neuroscientist, Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. writes, “When passing through the placenta, the hormones of a mother experiencing chronic stress will profoundly alter the distribution of blood flow in her fetus and change the character of her developing child’s physiology.”

Research has confirmed that imagery can alter blood flow, grow healthy cells, and destroy cancer cells.

Lipton has even offered that a pregnant mother can affect her unborn child’s genetic development. Whether it’s called imagery, visualization, meditation, or hypnosis, decades of research have established this process for generating a multitude of tangible changes in the mental, emotional, and physical body.

Bottomline:

The journey through parenthood is filled with joy, but also elements of confusion, and sometimes worries creeps in. How a woman thinks about her baby while she’s pregnant could have a longterm impact on the child’s development.

Studies have shown that parent-child interaction is crucial for a child’s development and learning later on. It will not be out of place to mention that a mother’s attitude towards her baby during pregnancy and her later interactions as an established dovetailing.

Increased awareness of the baby during pregnancy:

Research has also shown that increased awareness of the baby during pregnancy is associated with healthy behaviours during pregnancy, such as giving up smoking, drugs, alcohol and junk food curtailment go a long way to safeguard the health of an incoming baby.

 

Prof. Surinder Kochhar (Shaun)
LPN, FCN, M.Com, CAIIB, DIM A freelance writer with 36 Years Exp. A Health Coach of University of Victoria

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