Monday, October 11, 2010

What Babies Remember

When do babies begin to remember?

In my HypnoBirthing classes I address this question, because this is very important to know for future moms and dads.

Approximately since 8 weeks of gestation, when the baby's brain begins to function, the mind begins to function as well, and the subconscious mind begins to record absolutely everything. As if the new fresh clean notebook is open and the writing begins in this book of new life.

Every emotion, every motion, every sound, every feeling - EVERYTHING - is recorded within the baby's book of life! So, everything that we have ever experienced is stored in our subconscious mind. Of course, the conscious mind is not functioning yet. It is only activated as baby's mind begins to develop and begins its full function at age of approximately 6 years old. Until then, the life of a child is within the subconscious realm and permanent memory. 

Babies have happiness emotions, activated by their mother doing some pleasurable for her activity, and experiencing excitement. Breathing and doing exercises activating healthy hormonal flow brings her baby a pleasant state of mind. 

When sudden movements, unpleasant thoughts, other unfriendly sensations enter her mind, the mother unconsciously allows her moods transmit to her baby. Baby begins to develop fear.

Babies do remember birth. Many adults through hypnosis regression access those long term memories of their own birth, otherwise forgotten and unaccessible to their conscious mind. The more peaceful the birth, the more pleasant the first impressions of the world around the baby is for the baby.

Moms who exercise self-control in their thoughts, who only allow positive thinking, who use self-hypnosis to re-instill thoughts and visualizations of positive, peaceful, smooth and comfortable birthing for their baby are proven to do well in real situation of their labor, no matter what unfolds. As they remain peaceful and positive, their babies are born into a peaceful and loving world. It is all scientifically researched and proven.

HypnoBirthing is a philosophy of relaxation during labor and peaceful thinking during birthing, practicing self-hypnosis for labor and birth. Acquire this skill now, so your baby remembers pleasant memories. Ask about it today.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Smiling and The Good Mood

According to ABC News a new study was done to prove that a smile of her own baby to the mother becomes a trigger of an amazing inflow of oxytocyn, equalling a strong doze of cocaine!

Oxytocyn, a neurotransmitter and a hormone, is released into the brain in large amounts after relaxing the muscles in the reproductive area. Oxytocyn is said to be the strongest natural good mood pill. An inflow of oxytocyn can result from a good workout, deep breathing, kissing, smiling, hugging, touching, bonding, love-making, doing something you love, and saying nice things to yourself or others.

The strongest doze of oxytocyn, a neurotransmitter creating wonderful mood, released in the brain while a woman is in labor, and then giving birth. Having a peaceful relaxing mood, coupled with deep breathing during labor, helps a woman place her attention onto a pleasurable side of labor, positive effects of breathing and relaxation, and divert discomfort. In many cases, the attention to pleasure creates orgasmic effect during birth!

Speaking of saying nice things to yourself, reciting positive affirmations, as part of her preparation to labor, is a really strong relaxing way to creating a pathway to bliss during labor.

When the baby is born, the other's body receives a strong doze of oxytocyn and endorphines (which have the numbing effect in addition to being a strong relaxant). Later during breastfeeding the same hormones are released into the blood stream, oxytocyn and endorphines, and making the milk "sweet" for the baby, create the effect of good mood for the both of them.

Alternatively, it has been discovered that smiling in itself is a compelling trigger of release of large dozes of oxytocyn.  That means if you are in a bad mood, tired or angry, sit down someplace quiet, take a deep breath and smile. Think of something very pleasant and positive, and say to yourself, " I am relaxed, I am in a good mood. I love my baby, I love my husband." Naturally, the smiling triggers positive physical changes in your body and creates a relaxing smoothing effect.

Next thing to do is to try it. Let me know, how it worked for you, write your comments in the space below or e-mail me.