Meditations to Support a Healthy Pregnancy & Successful Childbirth
This meditation for pregnancy and childbirth offers powerful and effective guided imagery and affirmations on how to best prepare for carrying and delivering a baby. This is a natural, holistic, mind-body tool for anyone anticipating a pregnancy or expecting a baby, to help with the discomforts, anxieties and unwanted symptoms that can accompany this incomparable life experience.
Guided imagery is an evidence-based, hypnotic technique that consists of positive words and images, set to soothing music, to achieve specific health or performance goals. Using this meditation during pregnancy sets up powerful pre-conditions for success. Repeated listening once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks ensures maximum impact. Here's the track list:
DISC ONE: Healthy Pregnancy
Guided Imagery (23:28)
Total time: 53 minutes
DISC TWO: Successful Childbirth
1. Introduction (3:02)
2. Guided Imagery (28:41)
3. Music (31:45)
Total time: 63 minutes
Written and narrated by guided imagery and holistic health expert Belleruth Naparstek and scored to the exquisitely soothing music of Steven Mark Kohn, this popular Health Journeys pregnancy meditation was produced by the Cleveland Orchestra's impeccable sound engineer, Bruce Gigax.
The pregnancy meditation imagery inspires confidence in the body and gratitude for it, while promoting relaxation and feelings of safety, protection and support. It also reframes symptoms such as nausea and fatigue; and sets the stage for labor and delivery by enhancing the sense of connection with the baby within and with all the caring, protective, well-wishing ancestors who have come before.
The guided imagery for preparing for childbirth offers breathing techniques for labor, providing hypnotic tools for easing discomfort, focusing the breath and working with contractions. It generates increased trust in the body's inherent wisdom and awe for the miraculous process of giving birth.
Each track for pregnancy and childbirth has an accompanying set of positive affirmations, which provide briefer versions of the same empowering, reassuring images and ideas - especially suitable for those who prefer a shorter format to listen to while on the go or even while driving.
Listen to the samples, read our reviews and see for yourself why these meditations for pregnancy and childbirth are such a popular, word-of-mouth favorite among expectant mothers and couples, and so heartily recommended by OBGYNs, obstetrical and delivery room nurses, childbirth educators, midwives and dulas nationwide.
This meditation CD for pregnancy and childbirth is recommended for both mothers- and fathers-to-be, with the suggestion to sometimes listen together. Not generally recommended for those who have previously experienced a traumatic loss in pregnancy or childbirth, but sometimes helpful for those wishing to become pregnant. (120 minutes)
|Sample 1||HJ SMPL CID15 Childbirth.mp3|
Belleruth Naparstek AM, ACSW, is a clinical social worker, author, and creator of a large library of guided imagery programs that target specific health and mental health challenges. She is known for introducing guided meditation to mainstream health systems and co-founded Health Journeys with George Klein in 1991