Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Birth - Is your Baby due on a Scary Holiday?

I have to give it to some parents, who dress their babies up to express their sense of humor to the scariest holiday of the year!

But what are you supposed to do when your baby is due on Halloween?

The study in the Yale School of Public Health, held recently( see full article), apparently shows that women are able to influence their due date by simply avoiding going into labor on and around the non-desirable or inauspicious date.

Apparently there is a belief about being influenced by skeletons and witches, even if in the every day life women refuse to recognize the scary personages existence.

Dr. Levy emphasizes that a connection between the state of mind of pregnant women and hormone levels could explain the link between their start of labor and the date of baby arrival.

Professionals analyzed the birth certificates of babies born on or around Halloween and on or around Valentine's days. It turns out that consistently the amount of babies born on Halloween is 11% lower and those born on Valentine's is 5% higher than births other dates.

There are stories about how babies "want to wait"until their fathers come back from military mission, around their due date, as well as babies avoiding to be born in a hospital by birthing in cars on the way, or creating precipitous birth ( less than 3 hour birth experience).

Learn more about mental baby birth preparation and creating baby birth joyous experience by taking a HypnoBirthing class with Morrin Bass. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Royal christening yesterday, gives me one more reason to mention in my blog the mother Princess Kate in her dutiful beauty and glow of her truly sincere happy motherhood.

Princess Kate looked lovely in her happy motherly glow gazing into the baby George's eyes along with Prince William yesterday at the Kensignton Palace ceremony.

Baby George looking more like his mother with the button nose, than like his father, prince William, is 3 months old.

Princess Kate is said to be a calm and a very soothed happy mother, which obviously will be reflected on the behavior of the little baby-boy George.

I followed the royal couple in their HypnoBirthing preparation and birthing and now calm parenthood of the new heir, out of professional interest and personal fascination with beautiful people. I think Kate is beautiful as a woman and in her calm gravitas and deep personal presence. A calm mother makes, or rather helps making, a calm leveled ruler, if George were to become a king. I am for a level-headed ruler, aren't you?

Reasons to Meditate - for New Moms

It may seem like a strange thing to do, to just sit and do basically nothing.
Yet, this doing nothing has strong impact on your effectiveness and decision making throughout the day.

Buddhist meditators suggest, that it is a well known fact that the human experience is a roller-coaster ride. To be able to manage and balance the way we perceive ourselves and our own experience is a skill which needs to be trained into most people.

This skill of managing your own experience is particularly useful for new mothers. Recent studies suggest that a calm mother produces more breast milk, is a better judge of her own behavioral choices, and a more generous lover to her partner.

Meditation is not just about feeling good, although the result of relaxed being is an increased production of oxytocin, endorphins and establishment of generally elevated mood. Meditative experiences 
1. largely eliminate post-partum depression, 
2. compulsive behaviors of overeating, drinking or emotional roller-coasters, and 
3. introduce better judgement toward yourself and others, generosity of spirit, and consequently, 
4. better quality and quantity of breastmilk, and as a result,
5. healthier and stronger, more resilient babies.