What is Prenatal Bonding (BA)?

Thanks to revolutionary discoveries in Neuroscience  and Developmental Psychology since the 1980s, we have had a wealth of information described by Dr. David Chamberlain, Dr. Thomas Verny, Dr. Marshall Klaus, and many other perinatologists that indicate the gestation period of women is just as important if not more so than just birth and parenting after the birth in the development of a physically and mentally healthy child.

However, most families are not aware of the need to bond with our babies in utero.  We live in such a success oriented society, that there is little time to enjoy a pregnancy.  We have such violence in our society that many women have to endure challenging relationships. When the mother is depressed or sad, this can impact the baby. When recognized early on, the healing can begin. In over 3,000 case studies, there is NO postpartum depression. (G. Schroth, 2013)

In the susceptible individual, prenatal stress causes a real rewiring of the brain, setting the stage for stress-prone reactions, from heightened irritability to behavior problems throughout life. (Verny  & Weintraub , Pre-Parenting, Nurturing your Child from Conception,2002, pg 43. Simon and Schuster, NY)

Prenatal Bonding(BA) provides  an intense bonding between mother and fetus, of being witness to the development of the fetus in the womb, to recognize early prenatal traumas as well as to have the chance for immediate healing.  In this respect the method is at the same time an instrument of pre- and perinatal research, an empowerment of bonding between the mother and fetus and a great help for giving birth much more easily.  After birth the baby has a remarkable degree of self-esteem and full access to its person potential.  2000 cases have been studied, documented, researched and evaluated since 1995 in Europe with outstanding results for physical as well as emotional maturity of the babies.  It is the most extended general health prevention for a future generation available till now. Gerhard Schroth, M.D. Prenatal Bonding (Bindungsanalyse by Raffai) Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health 25(1), Fall 2010

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