Education Begins in the Womb

The Sacred Truth about Giving Birth – A Midwife Speaks Out

Childbirth is both sacred and powerful, and the most normal and simple ting in the world.... A midwife's perspective:

“I have been a midwife for 11 years. I do not want to mislead women into thinking that childbirth is not painful.

“Whenever you describe childbirth, you are walking on thin ice because it is such a different experience for everybody.

Pain is normal and natural and opens up all chakras. A woman becomes a conduit for beautiful energy. If you allow the pain to be what it is and be as strong as it needs to be, you go into an altered state of consciousness. Some of that is due to the physical, the endorphins, which create that dreamy ability to cope with what is happening. Part of it is spiritual.


Maternal Thoughts & Emotions during Pregnancy

Do a mother's thoughts and feelings during pregnancy affect the personality of her child later in life? Cross-cultural perspectives weigh in...

Does a pregnant mother record emotions — positive and negative — on her unborn child?

Spiritual teachings recognize that the time before birth is crucial for the unborn child. Thus they advise that a pregnant mother watch her thoughts, emotions, food, behavior, and lifestyle for the sake of her unborn child.

Unborn Babies Listen to a Mother’s Thoughts: Cross-Cultural Reports:


Can the unborn child in the womb think or feel?

When do unborn babies feel and understand things?

When does the fetus develop the 5 senses?

Our materialistic society has trained us to treat “babies” as subhuman creatures not yet equipped with a sufficiently developed brain and the ability to remember!

Much of this thinking goes back to Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Father of Psychoanalysis, who theorized that a child was not mature enough to feel or experience meaningfully until the second or third year of life.

Freud considered any birth memory that came up in analysis to be merely a fantasy constructed by the mind.


Womb-Time Wisdom in Traditional Cultures

Wisdom of the womb in traditional cultures extends beyond what is commonly known in modern pregnancies.Ancient and traditional cultures seem to have pregnancy and childbirth practices that are more humane and enlightened than those followed in modern society.

They are attuned to the concept of conscious parenting.

In conscious parenting, a family becomes a reality from the moment of conception.

Parents are consciously aware that their thoughts, attitudes and behaviors influence their child’s development and health from the idea of conceiving a baby through its pre- and postnatal development.

A prime example is an east African tribe who foster true intimacy before birth. This tribe begins talking to the baby before conception, to create a relationship and to bond before birth.

They count the birth date of a child not from the day of birth or conception.

The birth date is fixed by the first time the mother thinks of the child in her mind.


Education Begins in the Womb

Our earliest teacher is the mother. pregnancy is a time of education - for education begins in the womb.
– Rousseau

The prenatal stage requires at least as much attention as postnatal development.

Humanity’s future depends upon the education of children. And this education must begin from the moment of conception in the baby’s first classroom.

The expectant mother is her child’s principal instructor even before the baby leaves the womb.

A child learns and recalls even what is heard while in the womb. The most important education for the child is impressions created in the womb (womb impressions).

According to ancient scriptures and scientific research, the fetus registers everything that the mother goes through — mental, emotional, physical, etc. It registers everything in the form of impressions that form the basis of life.

The fetus registers what makes the mother happy and what brings her unhappiness.


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