November 2010
Volume 10 Number 11

What's Inside Wise Woman Herbal Ezine this Month...


Supporting the Emotional
Needs of Mom and Baby
During Pregnancy
by Jill D. Chasse

Supporting the Emotional Needs
of Mom and Baby During Pregnancy

by: Jill D. Chasse
mentor, Wise Woman School

The child growing in your womb may not be able to see the outside world, but he or she is an active participant in life. the Art of Shakaya Leone A baby in the womb feels, hears, and moves in rhythm to his mother's voice from within the amniotic sac. Studies have shown that babies are able to recognize familiar voices, such as dad's, remember songs, and prefer stories that they have heard while growing in the womb. From the womb he is learning to perceive life.

The womb is a nurturing environment itself, but the emotions of the mother, both negative and positive, reflect directly on the baby's state of mind and being. Because of the intensity of this direct relationship, it is important to act in a positive manner. This means, not only eating well, and treating your physical body well, but also being emotionally secure and happy, while providing your child loving affirmations, warm thoughts, and daily communication. This insures trust and love into the unborn child and starts the special relationship that will last throughout the lives of both mother and child.
Communication with your child stimulates brain activity.

Here’s an activity you can try to help with this vital development:

Spend 30 minutes to an hour today getting in touch with your child. Close your eyes and picture his or her little body swimming around in your womb.
With your hand on your belly, express your dream, desires, and wishes for your child (I am looking forward to holding you in my arms, I can see your beautiful little button nose in my dreams, I can't wait to nurse you, etc.)

For a developing child, acknowledgement and love is crucial. Continue this special time throughout your pregnancy and well into your baby’s childhood. This special time will give you an escape from the pressures of the world, and an opportunity to build your relationship together.

Remember that emotions are a form of communication. The attention that a parent pays to his or her child increases the security that child feels and leads to the development of trust, self, and independence. Supporting the emotional needs of both yourself and your baby, with simple exercises, communication, bonding and love will have positive effects that last a lifetime.

by Jill D. Chasse
mentor, Wise Woman School

Baby Magic for your Magic Baby
Paperback by Jill Diana Chasse. 89 pp. Chase is also the publisher of the Magic of Motherhood.

"I'd recommend it to any woman who has even thought about becoming a mother!" Rosa Durrante, midwife

Price: $14.95


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Online Courses with Jill Diana Chasse

Perinatal Mood Issues

Manage pregnancy and postpartum emotional challenges including baby blues and PPD symptoms to help reduce the risk of depression and keep yourself and your baby mentally and emotionally strong.

Prebirth Bonding
Learn exercises and meditations to encourage communication with your baby in the womb, optimizing mental and sensory development as well as promoting the special bond between baby and parent.

Magic of Motherhood Birthing Education
A Complimentary Natural Childbirth method for use with or without medications, at home, birth center, or in a hospital. Learn to “Experience, Understand and Enjoy” your labor & delivery through emotional support, empowering yourself and your baby.

Relaxations and Visualizations for Birth
Relaxations and visualizations involve hypnotherapy/ autosuggestion for relaxation, anti-stress/anti-pain, and self-esteem, as well as communication with the unborn baby and stimulating a mystical and spiritual energy level.

About the Mentor, Jill Chasse
Jill Chasse, PhD is a counselor certified in "Handling Loss and Grief " and "Understanding Depression." She has additional training in postpartum depression, maternal mental health, and post traumatic stress disorder. She is a member of the APA and certified by IACT.  She also holds an MS in family and developmental psychology and a certification in "Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders."


Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
by Susun Weed

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing YearWise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year

Paperback by Susun S. Weed. 196 pp. Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns.

Now in its 24th printing. A confirmed favorite with pregnant women, midwives, childbirth educators, and new parents. Packed with clear, comforting, and superbly helpful information.

Beginning with the two months before pregnancy, herbs are enlisted to provide safe, effective birth control, or to help ensure pregnancy, even in the most difficult of situations. A special list of teratogens, including herbs to avoid before pregnancy, is included, as is a section on herbs to improve the father's fertility and reduce the risk of birth defects.

Once pregnancy has occurred, herbs are safe and beneficial allies in reducing the distress of pregnancy, including hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, morning sickness, emotional changes, anemia, muscle cramps, bladder infections, and preclampsia. Tasty recipes and clear directions make use easy and fun.

"Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year is a unique treasure of a book! I used this during my entire 'childbearing year' and am so glad that it is still available so I can give it to my best friend's daughter as she prepares for her first child. I still use the Herbal Pharmacy section quite frequently so this book has a permanent place on my bookshelf." ~ Sharon

Price: $14.95

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