This past year my parents and I have been working extensively with Mirror Neurons.
I have both parents visualizing baby with the back along the left side, and head down during the last month of the pregancy. Other than my one C-Section which turned breech in the last week, this has been the case!
However many infants are born with the cord around the neck perhaps one or more times. It's not usually an issue with the midwifery care, as they simply slip it over baby's head and the birth continues. However, in hospital births with OB's and MD's they tend to clamp and cut instantly. This isnt to baby's best interest or mom, as the placenta now retains much of baby's blood, baby doesn't get it, and it can cause the need for infant ressucitation as baby is now without it's oxygen back pack (the placenta) allowing baby to slowly breath on it's own after the birth.
So, using the concept of Mirror Neurons this fall, I've been having my mom's see baby - back along the left side, head down, and the cord "floating freely away from baby"
FIRST ONE IS IN! Worked perfectly....mom was delighted,
The doctor cut the cord instantly, as was his way, nontheless, the MIRROR NEURONS worked perfectly.
Have mom and dad visualize the cord floating freely away from the infant during the birth, then the cord doesn't get tangled. Through the last weeks of the pregnancy before the infant drops into the pelvis this is optimum. All mom does is hold an inner picture for more than 15 seconds of baby doing this.
The Mirror Neurons are at their highest level during birth and the weeks following as it's baby's key to survival knowing what it's mother is doing.
My next 5 infants - the moms are doing the same, will report on the results.
OH and mom used the mirror neurons, sending pictures to the new born for quick latching on and nursing...he got it right away! It's good training for mom because this is exactly how her little one is going to learn her moods, and how to mirror them. It's how he'll learn how to comfort himself and how to ask for what he needs.
It's the pre-cursor to language and baby's know just how to use it!
"helping women get what they want"
Kathy Welter-Nichols, CHt.,
NLP Master Practitioner, Master Hypnotist,
Cert. HypnoBirthing Educator, Doula & post partum Doula.