Mindful Mamas and Papas Are The Need Of The Hour
Why do we need Mindful Parents, and their preparation starts during pregnancy? As a Midwife, I can't emphasise enough to look after couples planning pregnancy and continue this for parents of young children if we want to build a happier and peaceful society. Preventative HealthCare encompasses all anticipatory measures taken for disease prevention. In the lifespan of a human, we notice the dynamic process of health, disease and disability, and we need equally active preventative healthcare to address all these areas. Primal Prevention: This comes from epigenetic research, which indicates foetal environments as a determinant for health as an adult. So when the foetus is in the uterus. That is the reason health promotion is an integral part of Antenatal education. Prenatal Yoga has taken centre stage in Pregnant women's life. Now it's time to move further in helping them to befriend their mind. Primal prevention consists in future parents taking all the measures that will help them keep out of societal stress [and the subtle violence it generates during their child's primal period] This type of health promotion par excellence will provide the babies with an optimum environment to build a calm personality, resilience, physical & mental health. [www.appt-health.co.uk]
  • It's common for women to experience mental ill-health for the first time in pregnancy.
  • If you have had severe mental ill-health in the past or have it now, you are more likely to suffer from mental health issues during pregnancy or the year after giving birth.
  • This Programme can help, but if you are planning a pregnancy with a history of mental health, we strongly advise you to discuss with your G.P and avail of Preconception Counselling.
  • Mindfulness Training during pregnancy can reduce postnatal depression and the fear of labour.
  • According to a recent study, Larissa et al on the benefits of preparing for childbirth with mindfulness training. It was found that it helped reduce fear of labour, and participants of the first group who received Mindfulness training in a randomised controlled trial using minor pain relief and had a lower risk of PND.
  • During labour, women's bodies produce Oxytocin hormone or love hormone, which helps bodies have effective contractions, whereas fear can stop it.
  • Pregnant women don't seem to have many options for their childbirth preparation, especially tools that can go a long way in their parenting journey.
  • Applying mindfulness principles in educating women during pregnancy can improve their experience of pregnancy, giving birth, and their adjustment in the postnatal period.
  • About 18 per cent of women are depressed during pregnancy & 21 per cent have severe anxiety.
  • Cultivating moment to moment awareness of thoughts helps pregnant women to manage their stress, and the baby thrives in such an environment.
Practising Mindfulness during pregnancy and daily meditation is the only solution to keep the mind calm during and after birth. If you need to book your free consultation, please get in touch with me at www.shubhconnections.com.

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