Why practice Meditation during pregnancy?

Unfortunately, overwhelming stress has become an increasingly common characteristic of contemporary life. When an internal or external stressor throws your nervous system out of balance, meditation can bring it back into a balanced state. There's compelling evidence from epidemiological studies that babies who experience stress in utero are more likely to develop chronic health problems as adults. Increased hormones and chemicals caused by stress and anxiety can cross the placenta and reach the baby. More recent studies are suggesting that stress in the womb can affect a baby's temperament and neurobehavioral development as well.

Benefits during pregnancy.


  • Improves your feelings of well being.
  • Reduces anxiety and stress.
  • Reduces the effects of fatigue and tiredness caused by stress.
  • Blood pressure may be reduced by practicing relaxation.
  • Visual imagery helps you to use your imagination in a positive way. Sometimes we imagine things that increase tension and cause stress and anxiety. Using your mind in a different way on a regular basis can help to overcome these or change your mind's focus.
  • Your baby will gain a more relaxed you and enjoy the benefits of less physical tension within the body during pregnancy.
  • Regular practice creates a neurological pathway that allows you to reach a deep state of relaxation with very little effort.


Benefits during labor.


  • Helps to save energy so that you have more to use for labor.
  • Reduces the pain and the intensity of the surges (contractions).
  • Allows labor to progress more easily.
  • Can help you to rest between contractions.


Benefits after giving birth to your baby.


  • Encourages the 'let down reflex' during breast/chestfeeding.
  • Can give you the opportunity for a rest when you don't have time to sleep.
  • Easier to settle your baby when you are more relaxed.
  • After pregnancy your baby can sense extra tension in us - relaxation can help to reduce this, and therefore help to settle both you and your baby more easily.



NEW!  Monthly Pregnancy Meditation & Birth Wisdom group!

I'll facilitate this group on the third Sunday of each month from 2:00- 3:00 pm through zoom $15 -20 dollar donation

In this session, we'll start with a short grounding and arriving exercise, discuss a birth topic chosen by the first person to jump on Zoom, and end with choosing a power word for the month and guided meditation to connect with babe and calm the body.

 

Please RSVP to let me know to expect you.



Is it worth the time and dedication? My answer based on my own experience over the past ten years as well as witnessing the direct positive effects of this practice with several clients would be YES but let’s look at the benefits and you can decide for yourself.

Meditation is a popular way to relieve stress, calm the mind and relax the body. With simple techniques, anyone can enjoy the benefits of meditation every day it just takes practice. Generally, it's really helpful not only because it brings peace to the mind but also, it's therapeutic in nature.

Meditation During Pregnancy and Birth

We are so appreciative of all Tammy did to make our birthing a wonderful experience. From changing my mind from fear and negativity to an optimistic, hopeful more educated outlook, to eventually having the birth experience of my dreams!
-Jen & Tom

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