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Amazing What the Mind Can Do – Like, Kick-Starting a Lackadaisical Labor Back Toward Delivery?

14 Dec

This note came from a woman who used our Pregnancy and Childbirth imagery to get her labor going again.  We hear a lot about how imagery can modulate the discomfort of labor, but this was the first time we heard about how it could be used to kick-start a lackadaisical labor back into gear again – wow!

I started to listen to this CD in the last month of my pregnancy. (every night).  I alternated between this CD and Blissful Birth by Glenn Harrold. During labor I was just relaxing. Yes, that is correct...relaxing...my epidural was going strong and I was leveled at 5 cm. with no progress for 4 hours. I decided to pop in this CD. Within 5 minutes, my contractions were going wild, the nurse came flying in to check my charts. I asked her if I should stop listening, and she said, "No. Keep listening!" Within 15 minutes I progressed to 10 cm. and within 15 more minutes, my baby was born. I really think this CD caused my mind to kick start everything! It is AMAZING what the mind can do!

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award