According to Vedic texts the connection between mother and baby is very strong. Therefore, the mother’s diet, mood, and emotions affect the baby. If the mother is feeling well, the baby feels well. It is so important that the mother be happy and healthy, for then the baby will be happy and healthy, and will have the, best possible start in life.
Vedas also say when the baby is showered with love, affection and care, it infuses baby’s radiant life force with vitality. It is the parent’s responsibility to protect the baby from the negative influences present in this world and surround the baby with positive energy. Good parenting involves love and careful attention to the needs of the new born in order to achieve holistic development of the new born.
Ancient scriptures like Vedas prescribe mantras for the health, well-being and the development of the new born child. Vedic sounds have a profound effect on the listener’s body. Vedic sounds in the form of mantras or chants from a specific branch of Vedic literature that corresponds to the appropriate area of the body helps in restoring health and well being of the person.
Mantras given by the sages of India are a wonderful spiritual legacy to mankind. Mantras are subtle vibrations that protect those who chant them. These vibrant waves of sound energy release spiritual forces that confer victory in all endeavors. Chanting mantras and listening to chants puts the individual at the centre of positive energies that bring the blessings of life.
Since ancient times, it has been known that a new born child adopts impressions from its surroundings and starts learning things as soon as it is born. The Vedic sound vibrations stimulate the baby’s senses and mind, and promote receptiveness. These mantras make the baby feel safe, secure and protected. The mantras showers energy on the baby for a healthy growth and development at all levels.
The birth and growth of good offspring is one of the greatest blessings of life. It is the beginning of a life long process to understand your baby. Start with the right steps and embark into a happy process for life.
- To summarize this blog, we would like to conclude by giving the following salient features:
- The greatest gift that parents can give to their baby is security, unconditional love and protection.
- Your love and affection will help the baby form a secured and stronger identity.
- Invest time to bond and connect with your baby.
- Unlock the baby’s fullest potential through nurture and care.
The Vedic mantras showers energy on the baby for a healthy growth and development at all levels. Be receptive and open to the mantras. Let them pervade and permeate into every cell of your body. Submerge yourself in the peace and tranquility that emanates from the mantras.
The early years in a baby’s life are the best for parents to make the baby feel wanted, appreciated, stimulated and comforted. This will help the baby to develop its own unique identity. Empathy, to care, to share, and a host of other fundamental values are formed in infancy and early childhood. Nurturing at this stage helps the baby to create a strong bond with the parents, aiding baby to reach its full potential in later years. A secure environment for a new born baby lays a strong foundation for life with an eagerness to learn, to be self-aware, to develop trust and to be considerate towards others. An insecure existence during infancy leads to lack of self confidence and inability to relate to others.
Bonding and attachment happen instinctively between mothers and babies, but, unfortunately, loving your baby doesn’t automatically result in secure attachment. Secure attachment develops from your ability to manage your stress, respond to your baby’s cues, and successfully soothe your infant.
A secure attachment bond teaches your baby to trust you, to communicate their feelings to you, and eventually to trust others as well. As you and your baby connect with one another, your baby learns how to have a healthy sense of self and how to be in a loving, empathetic relationship. Secure attachment causes the parts of your baby’s brain responsible for social and emotional development, communication, and relationships to grow and develop in the best way possible. This relationship becomes the foundation of your child’s ability to connect with others in a healthy way.
Our ancient Vedic text says developing the emotional intelligence of a baby is possible by stimulating the babies’ brain during infancy. A child with a high emotional intelligence is better able to cope with his feelings, soothe himself, understand and relate well to other people, and form strong friendships than a child whose emotional intelligence is less well developed. Listening to Vedic chants or mantras helps in stimulating the baby’s brain thus achieving well developed emotional intelligence in the child.
Do you know that along with parents love the baby can also be introduced to Vedic mantras for nurturing and well being? So what do Vedic texts have to say on nurturing the newborn?
Most new parents are both anxious and excited about bringing their baby home for the first time. Lots of new parents feel unprepared when it is time to bring their new babies home from the hospital. You can take steps to help yourself get ready for the transition home. It is a good thing pregnancy takes a full nine months because expectant parents need that much time to prepare for the big event. A little knowledge about what your newborn needs will help you.
Just as it is important to welcome the baby while in the womb, it is equally important to welcome your newborn home. Every culture has its own way to celebrate a newborn. You are inviting a new life, a new responsibility, a new meaning into your life. You need to be both physically and emotionally strong to welcome the baby in style.
Whether you are a first time parent or a veteran, caring for your newborn can be overwhelming. What are the strategies followed in dealing with this?
Being pregnant is one experience, raising up your little one will be another. The first few months will demand a lot of attention. Every baby is different. Once you get to know your baby, things will be smooth. The period of birth is a vulnerable time for an infant, who is still undergoing many physiologic and behavioral adjustments with her new environment. No longer dependent on maternal circulation, all the body systems of the infant have to become self sufficient. The time when a baby is born is so precious. You know what is best for your baby. Trust your intuition, and do what you feel is right for your new baby. This helps them to feel safe, secure, and to establish a strong physical connection and space with their family.
Even though some parents need a few days to feel connected to their baby, babies come to us already in love. They are ready for interaction and are deeply connected to their parents. So take pride and delight in how soundly the baby sleeps on your chest and how your baby settles down in your arms after being fussy with a visitor.
After getting to know your newborn the critical time to build a strong foundation for literacy starts and the most vital part of education takes place early
The arrival of a newborn brings joy to the whole family, especially the parents and along with this joy, it brings upon a big responsibility too. The baby is wholly dependent on the parents and craves for attention, love and care from them. Nurturing the new born is both an art and a science, where the parents need to carefully craft an emotionally secure environment for the baby. The transition from the womb to the world should be as gentle and tender as possible. For nine months your baby is nurtured in the ideal world of the womb. From this calm environment your baby emerges into a busy sensory world. Hence they need time to adapt to sensory input. The transition to the harsh world can be made smoother by you.
This blog is intended to give you information on the aspects of nurturing a newborn and guides you to achieve a holistic development of the newborn.
As stated above the chants are specifically chosen from different parts of Vedas to help the mother in achieving a safe and easy delivery. Listening to the mantras establishes a channel of communication between the mother and her baby in helping her motivate the child and easing labor pains. Apart from eliminating fear of labour pains and anxiety, the mantras help the mother to discover and experience the joy of giving birth. The powerful vibration of the chants renders relaxation and a sense of ease which every pregnant woman looks forward to. Listening to the chants with utmost faith and attention will definitely yield great results.
The salient points of the blog are summarized as below:
- A clear and focused mind provides the mother-to-be with a greater opportunity of managing a positive labor.
- The mother-to-be must realize that nature has given every woman the inner strength to experience and endure the pain of delivery.
- She should realize that the pain which she experiences during labor is healthy.
- When the pain is defined as productive and contributing to the process of delivery, her body and mind responds in a more positive way.
Let the vibrations of the Vedic chants help provide a favorable environment and pave way for a smooth delivery.
Be receptive and open the mantras. Let them pervade and permeate into every cell of your body. Submerge yourself in the peace and tranquility that emanates from the mantras.
It is called labor for a reason. Those hours of huffing, puffing, and pushing are sure to be hard work. But with some education and planning, you can make the process easier. Breathing easy is a tried-and-true method essential for relaxation during childbirth. Focused, deep breathing can calm you down in the first stage of labor. Visualizing less pain – instead of thinking that you are in labor for so many hours fill your mind with positive images which would help you relax. Listening to soothing music helps a lot in relaxing an anxious mother.
Ancient scriptures say that Vedic sounds have a profound effect on the listener’s body. Vedic sounds in the form of mantras or chants from a specific branch of Vedic literature that corresponds to the appropriate area of the body helps in restoring health and well being of the person. Mantras are energy-based sounds that quiet the mind, energize prana (life force) and create inner clarity, power, and harmony. When the mother-to-be listens to these specific Vedic chants a couple of weeks ahead of her labor it can go a long way in helping her relieving her anxiety and fear to achieve a natural delivery.
Childbirth is a normal, natural, and healthy process that women should be empowered to approach it with confidence. It is possible to have labor with relatively little pain, but it is wise to prepare yourself by planning some strategies for coping with pain. Learning for coping pain is one of the best ways to ensure that you will stay calm and be able to deal with it when the time comes.
You can take many steps to prepare yourself for labor and delivery. Although the course of a birth is often unpredictable, adequate preparation can help you feel more confident when you go into labor and help your birth experience go as smoothly as possible.
The biggest difference among people, however, is not in their perception of pain but in their ability and motivation to withstand it. Your pain threshold can also be lowered or raised by the type of attention you focus on a sensation. Because pain perception is so malleable, you can reduce the pain you feel during labor in a variety of ways like soothing yourself with attention-focusing devices such as relaxation, slowed breathing, and music; and you can supply yourself with calming sights to look at, and special companions to comfort you.
As with any life challenge, mentally and physically preparing for labour will bolster a mother’s confidence and capabilities. Though an amazing event, it isn’t called ‘labour’ for nothing. Bearing in mind that woman have been having babies since time-immemorial and that they are purpose-built for the honor can make the process more bearable. The toil of labour can seem more tolerable if the mother keeps in mind the sweet fruit of her sweaty labour- a cherubic child. The trial of agony turn to ecstasy has been witnessed by many when the mother first holds her bundle of bliss, tears of pain transforming into tears of joy.
Though well planned and prepared some women breeze through childbirth whereas others find it excruciating.
Fear of childbirth has become a modern day epidemic amongst pregnant women. More than ever, women are frightened about the labor pains. Perhaps it is a reflection of the lack of support, education and exposure we have for pregnancy and birth. Or, perhaps it’s the way we care for pregnant women in this day and age – or a combination of all of these things.
Pain during labor is different for every woman. Although labor is often thought of as one of the more painful events in human experience, it ranges widely from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy.
It’s not possible to know ahead of time exactly what your pregnancy and labor will be like. Being as informed as possible in advance will help you to deal wisely with any decisions that you’ll need to make along the way.
Develop confidence and prepare well in advance to manage your pains.
Fears vary depending on the trimester in which they are. Generally during the first trimester it is the fear of sustenance of the pregnancy and the physical discomforts. Concerns during second and third trimesters are generally about the well-being of the baby and the growing physical changes/discomforts of the mother. The last few weeks are the time when the mother-to-be is really gripped with the fear of labor pains and birth.
If the mother is unhappy or unhealthy this affects the baby and their developing relationship. Conversely a nurtured mother overflowing with joy and health showers that energy onto her child.
India has a wonderful tradition where a pregnant woman stays with her parents three months before and after having the baby to ensure that she gets abundant rest, support and nurturing. This enables a woman to recover from the extraordinary mental and physical stresses placed on her through childbearing, allowing her the relaxed time and assistance needed to bond with the baby.