Meditation for

Pregnancy

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Carrying a baby and getting ready for parenthood - whether it’s your first, your second, or your fifth time round - can be stressful. But it’s vital to keep that stress in check as exposure to stress hormones, while we’re in the womb, can alter our vulnerability to disease for the rest of our life. The good news is there’s a super simple way, with Beeja meditation for pregnancy, to reduce stress and set your baby up for a happier and healthier life. Not only that, but it’s one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the birth itself. Explore the ways in which pregnancy meditation will keep your stress levels at a minimum below. 

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  • The problem

    Research into prenatal stress has found it can affect the unborn baby in many ways.

    Prenatal stress is associated with low birth weight, preterm birth, preeclampsia, spontaneous abortion, growth-retardation (specifically reduced head circumference), developmental delays, heightened emotionality, externalizing behaviors, irritability, and deficits in attention, cognition, and neurodevelopment. 

    Not only that, but this stress programming from inside the womb is carried on through childhood and into adulthood. 

    It can lead to a range of health issues including a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, an unhealthy cholesterol profile, diabetes, and less developed male genitalia and testosterone production.

     

  • How it affects you

    During a baby’s development in the womb, he/she is learning about the nature of the outside world and making decisions about how best to respond to situations and stimuli.

    The amount glucocorticoids we are programmed to produce in our early development plays a big role in this process; it is one of the most harmful hormones we possess, and when released in excess during the stress response it causes a load of unwanted side effects. When mum gets stressed, these glucocorticoids are passed to the foetus; who then learns to secrete an excess amount of stress hormones too.

    Meanwhile, the baby’s brain appears to develop more receptor sites for these stress hormones. This means they are likely end up with higher base levels of stress hormones in their system, a larger stress response, and a slower recovery from stress.

    Utilising pregnancy meditation is a powerful way to counteract this issue. 

  • How can Beeja meditation help?

    Beeja meditation for pregnancy gives us a very useful tool to help calm down the stress response in expectant mums.

    Instead of an overabundance of stress chemistry floating around our (and baby’s) system, we get a lovely hit of meditation-induced endorphins. It will offset any aches and pains we may have and give the foetus all of the hormonal messages that indicate a happy and healthy world.

    Beeja will give you all the support you need to remain balanced and rested throughout pregnancy.

    The reduction in the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline (released during stress reactions) ensures that there is a more consistent uterine blood flow, keeping your baby nourished with oxygen and nutrients while you carry them.

    Crucially, that reduces the likelihood of any complications or miscarriages in pregnancy. Meditation keeps expectant mums calm and happy at this time of great transition, which has a protective impact on their health. 

    It is worth noting however that this is not hypnobirthing. This isn’t a birthing technique at all. It is a technique for cultivating greater balance within the mother and a much calmer, happier and healthier baby - so that when they arrive in our world, they are already set-up with a wonderful platform for development.

    However, having eliminated much of the tension with their routine of pregnancy meditation before labour, it will also help mum during the birthing process.

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  • Reviews

    Rosie, Mother, Brighton

    “I went and learned with Will last year and had a very positive experience and have subsequently been recommending the course to friends. I had to have an operation soon after and I found the meditation really helped with the anxiety prior to it, and the recovery afterwards. I was extremely happy to get pregnant in the following couple of weeks, after 10 months of trying. It seems the meditation helped my body get back to where it needed to be . I am truly delighted with the results!” 

    Annik, Comms Exec

    “"I feel calmer, more concentrated, less tired and much less sensitive to stress. It is just amazing...”

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“Expose a foetus to lots of glucocorticoids and you are increasing the risk of obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistant diabetes, maybe reproductive impairments, maybe anxiety, and impaired brain development. And maybe even setting that foetus's eventual offspring up for the same.”

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