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Is Heaven a Memory?

There are millions of people all over the world who believe that when they die their Soul will take a journey to another place called Heaven, or known by another name, depending on your culture and religion. Heaven is often portrayed as a wonderful place in which you will be reunited with your loved ones. ...

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About Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology

In the 21st century, Somatic Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology’s (SPPP) knowledge and understanding of the growing baby’s sentient consciousness and sensitive nature has redefined their needs. Opportunities are now available to new parents both before and during pregnancy to set in motion life-long core patterns for your baby. Prenatal means before birth, and perinatal means ...

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Wounded In The Womb: The Beginning of My Healing Story

At the age of 23 I had a spontaneous flashback to the womb. Whilst in an altered state of consciousness I was able to perceive myself on many ‘out of my daily reality’ levels. In the flashback I experienced my mother attempting to abort me, and I had a very familiar feeling in my abdominal/umbilical area. ...

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Prenatal Parenting: Creating a Secure Attachment Before Birth

Unborn baby’s are conscious, sentient, and vulnerable. They benefit greatly from gentle, loving connection provided regularly by their parents, especially their mother, from the very beginning of their life – long before birth. Become the parent you already are, before your child is born. Take the time to connect with your baby every day in the womb, ...

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ABORTION – The Mother and the Baby: A Panel with Karen Melton, Julia Acott, & Adela Barcia, April 2009 Assoc. for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health (APPPAH) Conference

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN LISTEN TO A RECORDING OF THIS PANEL IN MY AUDIO SECTION. It begins with Julia, then Adela, and then I am at the end. There are some Q&A at the end. I am happy to answer your questions. I had the great pleasure of residing on a panel at the 2009 ...

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PRE-CONCEPTION AND CONSCIOUS CONCEPTION

There are many ways that our children communicate with us before conception. Dreams, visions at the edge of sleep, meeting during meditation or prayer, a sense of a hovering presence, an inner voice, telepathic thoughts/conversations, and even moving physical objects to get attention! In The Tibetan Art of Parenting, Ann Hubbell Maiden believes that the ...

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ADOPTION: The Baby’s Experience and Advice for Adoptive Parents

The central principle of Somatic Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology (SPPP) is that we are conscious and sentient from conception onwards. I will share with you here the SPPP perspective on adoption and give you ways that you can ensure your beloved adopted child’s emotional, spiritual, and psychological health and well-being. The developmental period from conception ...

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Induction of Labor and How it Can Affect Your Baby

Induction is when your doctor starts your labor instead of waiting for it to happen naturally when you and your baby are ready. It’s becoming standard practice for obstetricians to induce labor. There is no good medical reason for, or research supporting, this procedure which is being carried out so widely. It is obviously very ...

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FREE HALF HOUR TELEPHONE CONSULT WITH KAREN MELTON!

Call me to schedule a free initial phone consult if you: Have read article, or something within my wonderfully informative web site, and you have some questions You’re curious about my work or about it’s suitability for you, or for your child 707 829 1764

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The Vulnerable Prenate by William R. Emerson, Ph.D.

Thanks to William for sharing this chapter of his book with us: Chapter 6: The Aware and Vulnerable Prenate “Woman is the artist of the imagination and the child in the womb is the canvas whereon she painteth her pictures” Paracelsus (1493-1541) Ben was seven years old. His mother and father were separated, but remained close ...

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Support for Pelvic Issues after Birth

In France ALL women who have given birth, vaginally or surgically through c-section, are automatically referred to a physical therapist who knows how to work with the pelvic floor. It makes good sense that this would be routine because birthing can leave us with many issues to deal with afterwards that are not in the domain ...

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Mom fires OB during birth when threatened with a cesarean!

I found this piece on the Hypnobabies Blog/Hypnosis for Childbirth http://hypnobabies.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/mom-fires-ob-during-birth-when-threatened-with-a-cesarean/ June 1, 2010 I LOVE this birth story, because it shows how moms can be so powerful during their births!   Mom was induced at 42 weeks, but insisted that the pitocin was turned up slowly and refused to have her water broken.

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Pregnancy and Family Dynamics: What It Takes To Get Ready

We had a new baby come into our family in 2002, and I was reminded how much change needs to happen when a little one comes into the family. Everyone has to make space for the new member, both internally and externally within the family roles and dynamics. In birthing families everyone’s roles are shifting. ...

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THE PREGNANT PATIENT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

I found this on the Alliance for the Improvement of Maternity Services  (AIMS) web site, and I think that it is very important that every birthing family fully understands their rights if choosing labor and birth, or just birth, in hospital. It is also important to know these facts when you are considering the safest ...

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PITOCIN – A COMMONLY USED DRUG IN CHILDBIRTH – WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT?

This article, found on the birth routes site, is about the damaging affects of pitocin, a drug routinely used by obstetricians in hospital birthing for inductions and augmentation of labor (speeding it up). Pitocin is specifically only approved by the FDA when medically indicated. I have added an important note at the end of the ...

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How In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Affects Babies and Children

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) children are some of the most wanted children on the planet. Anyone who has gone through IVF to have a child is a courageous and determined person. IVF gives many couples a chance to have their dream of parenthood come true, and it is a miracle that medical science has found a way to make this happen. Medical procedures often focus on the biological level only, and the emotional/psychological/spiritual aspects of the experience can be neglected. Conception is a powerful and sacred moment, and pregnancy is the cauldron for our life’s deepest, core templates, also influencing our brain and neurological wiring. In my work with IVF families, I attempt to bring the sacred and the practical back together, providing a balanced, integrated approach.

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How Prepare for a Cesarean Section

I want to give you some great ways that you can be prepared for any kind of c-section. I advocate strongly for mom’s to practice Prenatal Attachment parenting because if you have a strong connection with your baby by the time you get to your birthing, you have a good chance of having an empowering ...

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Recovering from a Cesarean Section

Recovering Emotionally: It is hard when you have been through a long or difficult birth ending in a c-section, and you may even be feeling traumatized by it, and then you are expected to ‘get on with it’ after a short time. Many women end up reeling through their days still in shock, functioning over ...

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Cesarean Section and A Healthier Model for Birthing

Cesarean section (c-section) is major abdominal surgery used to delivery a baby. It’s not always traumatic but just because it is major surgery and often unplanned, birthing moms are usually unprepared for it in addition to giving birth. It can be quite shocking, and take you some time and support to integrate and recover. When ...

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What Is Conscious Early Parenting?

  What can you, as individuals and parents, do about the way you are bringing your children in to life, so that they have the best chance at holistic health? One of the core principles of Somatic Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology is that babies are conscious and sentient. I advocate for early attachment practices, which ...

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