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This Woman Is Sold on Guided Imagery for Labor & Delivery – 3 of Them!

18 Jul

We got this email from a woman who described her experiences with guided imagery for pregnancy and delivery, under a wide variety of circumstances, for several pregnancies and deliveries.  As you can see, this has been sitting in our files for a while – she’s talking about using cassettes!

She writes:

When I was pregnant with my first child, I used your pregnancy and labor cassettes throughout my pregnancy.  I had the labor affirmations on repeat play during my whole delivery and had a wonderful, drug free, birth experience.

I got pregnant again a year after my son was born and miscarried. We were devastated. I was hesitant to listen to the tapes when I got pregnant again a few months later, as I knew there was the line about knowing when it is time to let go.

However, when I listened to the tapes, I found I was comforted by the full experience and confident that whatever happened was for the best.  I gave birth to a beautiful daughter 9 months later, again drug free, with the labor affirmations on repeat play!
My next pregnancy went differently, and I had to be induced and was given an epidural and strapped to a bed for my labor and delivery.  I was not sure the affirmations would work as well when I could not be up and moving, but again I found them to instantly relax me and had another beautiful baby girl!
Thank you. I felt so supported during my pregnancy and delivery and I get this imagery for all my pregnant friends!


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