|Posted on March 3, 2018 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
From my own remembrance of my infancy, and feeling my awareness as an infant, just weeks old, I personally know that the newborn is aware.
Dr. Thomas Verny, M.D., through years of research, has also revealed how aware the unborn child is. His book, written in 1982, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, was instrumental in revealing how aware a little one is even before he or she enters the world.
In his book he writes, “This book is about many things…but principally it is about the shaping of the human mind, about how we become who we are. And it is based on the discovery that the unborn child is a feeling, remembering, aware being, and because he is, what happens to him – happens to all of us – in the 9 months between conception and birth molds and shapes personality, drives and ambitions in very important ways.”
Now he has another book called, “Pre-Parenting: Nurturing your Child from Conception”. Because there has been so much research and revolutionary discoveries in neuroscience and developmental psychology in recent years, much new information is available. Dr. Verny translates the research in these fields into practical advice for parents and parents-to-be.
I’m now in the process of creating a new series of the “Dear Little Ones” letters. These are for expectant parents to read to their unborn baby. The work of Dr. Verny touched me deeply and made me so conscious of how sensitive and aware the unborn child. So, these are to invite you… the expectant mother…and the expectant father to connect with your little one and let him/her know, YOU know he/she is there! Here is the first letter.
NOTE TO PARENTS TO BE: Know that these are just a beginning point for you. Use them to give you an idea of how you might connect with your little one. However, I invite you to go beyond the letter. Tell your little one, about yourself, let him/her hear your voice…his/her Daddy’s voice. Tell him about the home he/she will be coming into. Tell him about your pets, other children, grandparents, etc. Just allow these letters to be a jumping off point from which you can share your selves with your unborn little one. Enjoy. Have fun! Your little one is listening. Through the tone of your voice, he/ she will pick up your love…your caring…your kindness.
ONE MORE WORD: After each sentence, stop. Feel into the words. Feel into your little one within you…listening. Touch your belly. He’ll know you are there. Take time for the words to penetrate you and your baby. Even if you don’t feel a connection at first, continue. He is listening.
Dear Little One….
I’m so so delighted you are growing within me. Already you are part of our family. I feel you presence here. I already love you. Know you are deeply loved by so many. Know you will be looked after as you enter into life here, once you are a little older… and a little bigger. For now, know you are safe within me…protected. I cherish you. I long to hold you in my arms and tell you how precious you are to our family.
Rest peacefully within me. Know that all is well. Grow. Be strong. One day I will hold you, touch you… until then little one…know that I am here...
With all our love, your Mother and your Father
I wish for you a great connection with your little one...
with great love,
I would love to hear from you about your experience with this. I can be reached at [email protected]