Bonding With Your Baby During Pregnancy

Written by Amanda Skoczek

Bonding with your baby during pregnancy

How do you bond with your baby during pregnancy?

When your pregnant, many thoughts and ideas come flooding into your mind. Sometimes your not sure of what the right and wrong thing is to do. You become overwhlemed with all the ideas, and not sure what to do next. This was my second baby, and I didn’t want it to be the same as the last time. Can you relate to this thought? Not only did I want to have a strong connection, I needed this pregnancy and birth to be holistic, calm, and happy. Every Mothers Dream, right!

With my first child, I was stressed, worried, boot camp fitness, go go go person, and didn’t take time to connect with baby, with my new changing body, and my busy lifestyle. I knew if I wanted a better outcome this time, it was me who had to make changes. So where do I begin? I wanted that feeling. 

How it affects you and your baby during pregnancy.

I needed to slow down, so I turned to yoga. I love yoga, and the way it makes you feel afterwards. I felt calm, relaxed, and balanced.

How could this not benefit you and bub’s relationship? I wanted to learn more, so I did my yoga course and it changed my life!

When I started, I didn’t know I was pregnant, but with the help of the teachers, I continued and completed it, and learned not just about the poses, but a way of life.

Yoga poses can be adapted for each individual, even through my high risk pregnancy. This yoga life practice, helped me to slow down, feel connected to my baby, and improved my health and wellbeing.

During pregnancy, I became less reactive to situations; I had reduced back ache and body discomfort, improved breathing, flexibility and circulation. I was able to interact with others and felt supported throughout my journey with Yoga. I felt rejuvenated, a sense of self, and importantly, what Mother I wanted to become.

How Yoga and Meditation helped me connect during pregnancy.

Combining Yoga and Meditation also helped prepare us both for labour and birth. I repeatedly listened to “Deva Prema’s” Moola Mantra.

I would begin with the physical poses of slow flow Vinyasa yoga, combined with supported poses with the bolster, which helped me feel nurtured. I

used Ujjayi breath, and my hands on my heart and belly to calm down and relax, and connect with my baby. Every time he would move and kick, I would smile with joy. I then finished with a meditation.

I imagined breathing in positive energy and clearing away the negative energy. Closing any gaps/holes in my aura, and my aura becoming thick and expanded.

Picturing the colours of the charkra’s on my body, and glowing brightly. I would then imagine my ideal way on how my labour and birth would go, and being able to cope emotionally and spiritually.

To Conclude

It didn’t all go to plan, but the way I handle myself was definitely a new improved me. I have a strong connection with my son, and he is a calm, relaxed baby. I feel such joy in knowing my life changes has improved our family life for the better.

New born baby in a photograhy setting (inside a giant egg shell)

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