The Importance of Pregnant Mothers, Prenatal Bonding & Birth Psychology


March is birth psychology month! Have you ever heard of birth psychology? It's a growing field of observation and research that I've been exploring over the past year. As a lifelong learner, my bachelor of art degree in psychology with a concentration in infant and child development has propelled me in the right direction in discovering the world of prenatal and perinatal birth psychology. This has deepened my work with families by providing education about emerging evidence in prenatal and perinatal science and birth psychology that babies are conscious and aware and have their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences before, during, and after birth.


What is Birth Psychology?


Birth Psychology is a field of study that explores the lifelong impact of our earliest conscious awareness beginning in the womb.

Our pregnancy, birth and attachment experiences have an ongoing and cascading effect on shaping our adult lives.

These foundational relationships, in turn, impact our world in a profound way.


The importance of prenatal bonding:


The mother's womb is where her child learns about life and established their sense of the world around them.

Is it safe? Am I wanted? Will I be loved? Can I be myself?


Prenatal Bonding provides the possibility of creating a strong connection between mother and baby, allowing to witness the baby’s development in the womb.


Establishing a two-way communication between the mother and her unborn prepares an early growth of the baby’s personality.


Prenatal Bonding brings a shift in knowledge and understanding of the initial capacity of the Unborn: they have their own opinion and can connect with members of the family, which is proof of their personality.


We are learning that a holistic approach to conception, pregnancy and birth that includes the baby’s experiences as well as those of the parents, family members and the professionals who support them have better health outcomes during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.


This knowledge makes pregnancy one of the most important periods in a woman’s life.


A mother has the greatest ability to bless, heal, support and protect her babies' soul's spark at every stay of their human development into adulthood.


When empowered, a mother can create her womb as a holy and sacred place and can harness the creation of energy through implementing specific conscious practices.


Through these attuned practices, a mother establishes a miraculous bond with her child. It is through this miraculous bond, a child can truly feel safe, loved, and connected to themselves, and the creation; able to follow the divine spark within them - their unique purpose. Through these wisdom practices, mothers and children together create healthier and happier families, which in turn leads to a more peaceful world.


This powerful wisdom has been shared from the online Prenatal Bonding Summit I've been attending all month hosted by the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. The summit titled, "The Science and Mystery of the Womb: PRENATAL BONDING FOR A PEACEFUL WORLD" has taught me so much that I am excited to share.


IMAGINE A WORLD

Where ALL babies feel welcomed, seen and nurtured beginning in the womb.


Where ALL pregnant women feel fully supported throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum time.


Where ALL support members of the birth process are educated about the impact of pregnancy and birth throughout our lives.


YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

Creating a healthy womb helps to create a healthy world.

This is deepening my prenatal care services @PositivePostpartums in supporting pregnant mothers as being the highest priority in our society! A positive postpartum starts way before the baby arrives!


The physical and emotional wellbeing of pregnant mothers directly impacts the physical and emotional wellbeing of their babies in the womb, protecting this special period for mothers is one of the most significant ways we can influence the wellbeing of our society.


Pregnancy is a unique opportunity to support the development of a caring and compassionate human being who will help to create a more caring and compassionate society. Having a positive and nurturing womb and birth experience is every baby’s birthright and sets the stage for each baby to reach their highest potential. If you or a loved one is expecting a baby then reach out directly to me for deep support, nurturance, and guidance during this special time.


email: suzanna@positivepostpartum.org

website: www.positivepostpartum.org

reference: www.birthpsychology.com




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Natalie

 "I cannot encapsulate a better experience than having Suzanna as our doula...She was not only incredible support during postpartum but we also consider her a friend. She provided us incredible support with such a calm, empowering demeanor. She is also such an incredible resource and wealth of knowledge. We couldn't have made it the last three months without her, and every time she was away, we missed her (and still do)! If you are looking for postpartum support or a night nurse, Suzanna truly is a great person to have and we are so grateful to have experienced sharing post birth with her." -NW 2020

Emily

"Suzanna helped me through the beginning of a new phase of motherhood as a stay-at-home mommy of two. She coached me, helped me create and track goals to keep my brain focused, and provided an outlet for much-needed adult interaction in those first few months while everything was overwhelming and new. She was patient and kind, she listened to my opinions and concerns, and made sure that my mental health was a priority when I didn’t have the brain space to spend on it.

Suzanna is incredibly knowledgeable about pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, postpartum, and childcare; which was so helpful when I was exhausted, struggling with the changes my body had just gone through and had two little ones to look after on top of it all. It was life-giving having someone to care specifically for me and my mental health in this transitional time. It helped me become the best mom I could be." -2018

Lora

“We cannot even begin to express our sincere gratitude for Suzanna and her expertise. As first time parents (and first time mom of a now almost 7 month old!), my husband and I were unfamiliar with the role of postpartum doulas. She introduced us to incredible care centered on the recovering mom and needs of the brand new infant. Our daughter arrived a bit early, and was less than 5 lbs when we brought her home; she required a “triple feeding schedule” that resulted in almost 90 minutes of various forms of feeding followed by 30 minutes of rest...and repeat!  Needless to say, and despite so much love and support from our families, we were exhausted. Suzanna was truly a light in the haze of sleeplessness and new-parent uncertainty. Her unassuming and warm presence, calming words, as well as evidence-based, postpartum/breastfeeding knowledge were unparalleled. She skillfully guided us all through the early weeks of parenthood (and with COVID looming). We recommend her services to all!” -2020