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How To Use Mental Imagery To Connect With Your Unborn Baby

Mar 19, 2008
The following article presents the latest information on mental imagery and unborn baby. If you have a particular interest in the topic, then this article is required reading.

Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize there is more to mental imagery and unborn baby than you may have first thought.

According to the From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia, this is how the mental image form in brain.

Have you ever wondered why you seem to get a mental picture of something happening when you are reading a book? These images appear like pictures in your mind. For example, when a musician hears a song they can sometimes "see" the song notes in their head. This is considered different from an after-effect, such as an after-image. Calling up an image in our minds can be a voluntary act, so it can be characterized as being under various degrees of conscious control.

Mental imagery will help you to relax and calm down during contraction. Closing your eyes and imagining the baby can help you feel peaceful during the labour. You can imagine the baby is smiling and will come out to meet with you soon. What do you see? How do you feel?

Personal Sharing

By 39 weeks of my second pregnancy, my foetus wanted to come out. I used the TENS (pain releasing machine) and Entonox gas to lessen my labour pain. When it was so painful, I closed my eyes and imagined the image of my baby. It helped me to reduce the pain. When I sensed the baby was about to come out, I asked the nurse to call the doctor. I told my baby, "You shall come out fast with a few pushes. I am waiting to meet with you." Surprisingly, the doctor came and true enough my baby was out after only a few pushes and within minutes. The name of my second son is Zhi Heng, it means wisdom and perseverance. With perseverance and determination, my son can meet with me finally.

I was so pleased that I forgot that my placenta was still inside the womb. I bled a lot. Because of breathing a lot of gas, I fell unconscious for a period of time. Suddenly, I was back in the birthing room. Then, Dr Chan called me, "Are you alright?" I saw the ceiling of the room and told my doctor that I was back.

Luckily, the doctor helped me to expel the placenta within 45 minutes. If there had been a delay of another 15 minutes, I would have bled to death. I would like to thank Dr. Chan for saving my life. Life is so precious that I cannot afford to lose it. I learn to recognize and cherish life everyday because of this experience.

I hope that reading the above information was both enjoyable and educational for you. Your learning should be ongoing-the more you understand about any subject, the more you will be able to share with others.

Disclaimers: The author shares this article based on her personal and work experience and disclaims any responsibility for any liability, losses or damages and /or application of any of contents of this article.
About the Author
Ms Mak Wai Chong, a mother of 3 children, is a freelance trainer and counsellor. She has worked as social worker and counsellor for 17 years. Visit her website at WiseParents.net for prenatal training and parenting information and FREE newsletters.
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