Preparing for Post Pregnancy Paradise

Published on December 19, 2011 by in Uncategorized

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Ayida HonorGreetings!

My name is Ayida Honor and welcome to my ongoing series of articles on pregnancy and birth!

There are many misconceptions about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and the process of raising children.  In this article I will briefly discuss how the mental and physical state of the mother can be directly related to the quality of her pregnancy, the nature of her birth experience, as well as the quality of her first interactions with her new born baby.  I will also introduce 3 ways that a mother can prepare for post pregnancy paradise with her new baby.

 

Post Pregnancy Paradise

There are some who believe that paradise is a location on the other side of the world that we must drive, fly or row a boat towards.  Some believe that paradise is far away on some distant island out at sea where the sun always shines and nature flourishes in bountifully vibrant colors.  Many work long hours to save for vacations and trips to tropical destinations where “paradise” awaits.  But what if we are closer to paradise than we think? What if paradise is within us already, lying dormant until we recognize it within?

 

Paradise is defined as a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and timeless.  Having been raised in the Caribbean, I carry within me the environmental paradise that I experienced as a child.  I carry a vision of harmonious existence in my mind and in my dreams.  I carry this same vision within my womb.  From conception to birth this vision guides my pregnancy and creates all that is needed for the nurturance of a growing baby.  A woman’s state of mind is key.

 

Her state of mind and the quality of her pregnancy

When I was pregnant with my first child seven years ago, I was excited and anxious about the experience of carrying him within my womb. My actions were guided by the notion that my baby and I shared the same thoughts and feelings. I felt like we were one being and that he was an extension of me and I of him. I kept my mind free of negativity by focusing on how my mind state and emotions would affect him.  During pregnancy women should clear their thoughts in order to provide a clear state of mind for their baby.

 

 

Her state of mind and the nature of her birth experience

As I was preparing for my first birth experience I did not know what to expect so I remained calm in knowing that many women including my own mother and grandmother had given birth to children.  As time passed I kept this truth in mind knowing that birth is sacred and that women all over the world are giving birth all of the time.  This realization helped me to overcome anxiety and stress related to giving birth to my first child.  A woman who would like to be an empowered participant in the process of giving birth should remember that she is a link in an endless chain of birthing women.

 

Her state of mind and the quality of her first interactions with her new baby

Having a new baby is an experience like no other because a newly born child is fully dependent on his/her mother and requires sustenance and nurturing throughout the day and night.

When my most recent son was born, I was very careful to allow each moment of this new time and new relationship to evolve on its own. I did not force myself to feel a certain way and I did not push my body to heal too fast. A woman who has just given birth should allow herself the space to connect with her baby without pushing her body to heal too fast and should allow herself to feel each beautiful emotion that interacting with her new born baby brings.

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3 ways in which a mother can prepare for post pregnancy paradise with her new baby.

1.  During pregnancy women should clear their thoughts in order to provide a clear state of mind for their baby.

2.  A woman who would like to be an empowered participant in the process of giving birth should remember that she is a link in an endless chain of birthing women.

3.  A woman who has just given birth should allow herself the space to connect with her baby without pushing her body to heal too fast and should allow herself to feel each beautiful emotion that interacting with her new born baby brings.

Ayida Honor is also the author of:

“The Native Style Cookbook: A family oriented approach to the plant-based diet”.

Family cookbook

 

 Copyright © 2011 Ayida Honor and Lenon Honor

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4 Responses to “Preparing for Post Pregnancy Paradise”

  1. shu-nai &kolita ajanaku says:

    Your article was wonderfully written. peace, warmth and tranquility radiated from from your words. thanks so much for sharing love, hope and inspiration to grandmothers,mothers and mothers to be around the world..

  2. tonia says:

    I’m getting ready to give birth , feb 10 is the given date .I’m assuming my baby will come after that date. We decided to do waterbirth at a birthcenter. I’ve had a great pregnancy so far managing a sober living home as a cook and making sure our clients take their medications, and working at a pre k as a teachers aid hsnt really been overwhealming. . I agree with this small article of yours being my first pregnancy many tell me I’m very calm. Lol. Specially with the 2 jobs. I haven’t prepared physicaly too much I have been more focused to mentally be prepared and to stay patient. I hope to have a quick labor. Lol. Thank you ayida. You and lenon have been a positive influence for both my partner and I.we will continue to support your family .

  3. Natural Rene says:

    Lovely Article, I’ll share…

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