Numerous research projects, including the virtue baby initiative in India demonstrate that Prenatal Bonding is a two-way connection between mother and the baby before conception that has emotional and physiological impacts. Cells are forming 1.8 million connections each second and it is through these connections that the brain of the baby gets hardwired. The growing brain is shaped by whatever experiences and environment the brain is exposed to while developing in the uterus. While practicing Prenatal Bonding, the mother experiences a connection; causing her to release feel-good hormones that reduce anxiety or fear. Mother-baby bonding empowers the mother’s natural capabilities, resulting in greater confidence and safety during childbirth, reduction of preterm birth and Birth trauma . Mother and baby, together as a team, experience less pain and anxiety . Obstetrical interventions go down significantly, resulting in fewer complications, better normal delivery and breastfeeding rates.
Pre natal bonding takes a few minutes each day and can involve singing, journaling, art, cooking , talking. Listening and finding other ways to creatively acknowledge your little one.
Dr William Emerson who I studied with for many years makes clear that the sensory interaction of mum and baby produces health-giving hormones and enzymes that promote homeostasis.
i) lower level of adrenaline/higher oxytocin
ii)stable blood pressure
iii) lower heart rate
iv) greater output of growth hormone
v( increased myelination?? Important during pregnancy for brain development
vi)reduced pituitary and adrenal and sym adrenal responses ( Bovard)
Vi stimulation of anabolic processes
Reduces catecholamines levels in labour
Decrease stress response to labour
Pain decrease..c section decreased
Decreased post partum
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I have PDF for parents
PDF on pre natal bonding
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