Did you know that people who are depressed or have episodes of depression are twice as likely as those who don’t suffer from depression to develop cardiovascular disease? There is a link between the mind and body and the mind and the heart. Depression is more of a prediction of heart disease than high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Next week and for the next 6 weeks – a remedy a day.
Here is a healthy, nourishing and energizing drink postpartum. It enhances the production of breast milk and supports mother’s recovery.
Blend the following in blender with crushed ice:
1 glass whole milk
¼ cup cashews, raw, unsalted
3 medjool dates
Did you know that when you are pregnant dehydration can cause pre term labor AND did you know that dehydration during labor can halt labor?
Remedy: Have a bottle of water in each room of your house, in your car, and your office so you can take a drink wherever you are.
During labor, in between each rhythmic rising, have your support person give you a drink of water and/or a drink of Recharge or Pedialyte to replenish your electrolytes.
Rhythmic risings – Throughout the writings on and in your classes, you have heard about “contractions.” Because of the negative connotations associated with this word, it may be helpful to think of these movements of the uterus as “rhythmic risings.” Your uterus is working to birth a baby, and you can call this work a rush or a rising or a rhythmic rising. Hypnobirthing and other Leclaire mindfulness techniques alter the way the brain perceives and interprets the intensity of the contractions, or rhythmic risings of the uterus, and activates the body’s own comfort mechanism. If you say the words very slowly, the sound of the words themselves can help to synchronize your mind with the work of your uterus. Saying the words “I’m having a rhythmic rising” can even make you smile or laugh. This creates a completely different atmosphere around your birth.
Are there other words used during your fertility, pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum that create either comfort or fear for you?
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Uborn: Conscious bonding and communication need to begin before you hold your new child in your arms. Whether we know it or not, we communicate feelings and emotions to the babies growing inside us. They eat the same foods we eat and ingest the same vitamins or other chemicals we ingest. In the same way our own bodies “feel” emotions, these feelings pass with our blood into the child. Uborns absorb messages from their mothers, and they experience sounds and other communications while they are in the womb. Mother-infant bonding is a crucial step toward healthy babies, healthy mothers, and a balanced, loving family life. Because of this connection, I speak of uborn rather than fetus or unborn. Because a baby is already “born” when he is in the uterus, he is born into the uterus and uterine-borne, living in the uterus and carried in the uterus; I call him, therefore, a uborn. The word uborn incorporates the unborn child, his sensibility, and his intrauterine environment, including the mother and child’s emotional, physical, and spiritual interaction.
To further connect with your feelings and your bonding with your uborn we have created an opportunity for you to enhance that bond daily or weekly. Click here to optimize your baby’s health: http://www.leclairemethod.com/store/
Daily: Nine Glorious Months
Weekly: Meditations for Pregnancy