Let’s talk about all of the resources that are out there to help you develop self-compassion, mindfulness and embodiment during your pregnancy.
Focus on and prioritizing your mental and emotional health is something that you can build into your preparation for your birth, it will deepen your understanding of what is going to be needed from you, and can build your resilience.
Many birthing people find meditation, light Hypnosis and attention to breath incredibly helpful in late pregnancy, as well as in labor, no matter if your baby(ies) will be born vaginally or via belly.
- Meditation and mindfulness can help you in slowing your mind and body down, via tapping into your soothing parasympathetic nervous system.
- Attention to breath going in, and breath going out can slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. This is an incredible skill that builds resiliency that can be utilized in so many future life circumstances.
If you are working with a Doula during your pregnancy, they may be able to help you develop mindfulness and breath routines that you can use throughout pregnancy and labor.
Please reach out to me if you’d like to talk more about how to tap into your inner wisdom via meditation or a mindfulness practice.
Here are some great meditation and mindfulness resources to get you started:
Self-Compassion & Meditation Apps:
Meditation, Buddhism and Mindfulness:
Here are some favorite meditation, Buddhism and mindfulness resources/teachers. These are not pregnancy-specific.
Hypnobabies and hypnobirthing resources:
These childbirth classes for pregnant people utilize mindfulness, mantras, imagery and gentle self hypnosis to help deal with the intensity of labor and birth.