E-LESSONS: Mothers Counting On Pregnancy

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Monthly Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, & Physical Needs During Pregnancy

Mothers Counting On Pregnancy

A WHOLISTIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

4) INDIVIDUAL PERSONALIZED POCKET LESSONS ARE EMAILED TO THE PARTICIPANT EACH MONTH

GROUP PRESENTATION POCKET LESSONS ARE POSTAL MAILED TO CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS, MIDWIVES, DOULAS

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WEEK 2 REFINE:
HEALTHY NUTRITIONAL AWARENESS 
HEALTHY NUTRITIONAL AWARENESS FOR MOTHER & BABY

INNER-CHILD “FOOD FOR THOUGHT” Pages #9-16 2nd Week EMOTIONS, CRAVINGS, HERBS & ORGANS 28 DAY GOAL TIME MANAGEMENT FOR CHANGE Vibrational cycles can explain real life challenges. Use of a 28 day monthly calendar is an effective tool for improving time management, journaling, using skills & creating healthy habits. Provides focus for plans of re-directing energy.

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In traditional societies mothers have been guarded and watched over more carefully. Her needs taken care of by her own mother, aunties, grandmothers, and the cousins all making sure she had enough to eat and the right types of foods to eat was part of the culture. However in our modern communities & lifestyles there may be no extended family or supportive relationships to assist with the cost of living and the time it takes to care for other small children or older dependent family members.

So the pregnant women's well-being is compromised, until she learns that the  best way to deal with stress is identifying where stress comes from, then learning about how to manage mentally from the inside.  Not to try to be a "Super Woman" instead realizing that self-care is so important, especially now during pregnancy. She has to decide that some things will get done, and some things will not get done, until a later time, or when help is available. 

Most importantly mother should study her food choices and know what's good to eat and when. This is where knowledge and healthy nutritional awareness can improve upon a mother's mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical state and conditioning.  Proper nutrition can reduce the risk of known medical complications associated with nutritional deficiencies that can occur during pregnancy or childbirth.   

Each month this lesson package highlights a particular vitamin or mineral and the foods to find them in.

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WEEK 3 TRANSFORM:
MUSIC THERAPY & MEDITATION

LIFE PURPOSE “HEALTH & HARMONY” Pages #17-24 3rd Week LIFE-STYLE IMPROVEMENTS. Tapping into impulses that direct human drives/emotions, affecting moods, feelings of stress, depression, metabolism,& libido. Recognizing my attributes and potentials for opening channels for wealth increases confidence and self-discipline. Manage stress and/or anger with universal principles. Overcome challenges by making decisions for better health & career opportunities.

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The pregnant woman can learn to use relaxation and meditation as keys to reduce feelings of stress.  An important factor of relaxation is to not react negatively to stressful situations.  Depending on the type of environment and the position one works in, this may be challenging, but not impossible. Using the mind power to detach from stress.  Mothers can use a series of simple releasing techniques by thinking of 5 things that are different from you and that person, or you and that situation dealing with that person.  These releasing steps are done with music and rhtymic breathing.  It can be very calming and empowering for working through pregnancy and a labor stalled by negative thoughts.

  • [_] Diffusing pure essential oils regarded as safe during the different phases of pregnancy,
  • [_] Deep breathing, 
  • [_] Chanting traditional sounds
  • [_] Writing down positive affirmations and reciting them
  • [_] Thinking the thoughts of confidence raising one's vibrations that makes you "feel good"

Doing the above one at a time, or in some form of combination, while listening to pleasant music, are all tools that many find beneficial in bringing one to a deeper meditative state.

 THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

  • [_] Teaches the mind, body, and spirit how to release stress
  • [_] Has a calming effect increasing hormones i.e. endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin
  • [_] Increases power to flow with the body and not fight against the sensations
  • [_] Creatively visualizing precise desired details in thoughts and words ignites the law of attraction,
  • [_] Manifesting a positive response in the realm of reality
  • [_] Choose a time and a place to meditate 2-3 times a day.  Some find that meditating after a morning ritiual or before household activities begin works best.  Meditation during the afternoon helps to break up the day. Another good time to meditate is in the evening after everything else is done, helps aid a restful sleep.  

Each month this lesson package highlights information that is calming, relaxing and inspirational associated with pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and infant care.

 

WEEK 4 POWER:
SELF-CARE & SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

DESTINY BY DESIGN RELATIONSHIPS Pages#25-36 4thWk STEPPING INTO POWER VISION BOARD:MEDITATION CLEARING THE CLUTTER: RAISING VIBRATIONS Opening the Inner vision to invoke intuitive guidance encouraging the releasing of memories and emotions locked inside the mind/body: Past, Present, Future. Create harmonious environments in the home, office, or school with nature. Identify tools that reinforce conflict resolution for positive behavior change within relationships: parent/child, friendships, business partnerships, romantic heart-engagements & community networks.

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  • [_] Create a schedule on a calendar to maintain at home and work that includes self-care. This is not selfish.  Mothers need time for themselves to regenerate, to reboot, to recuperate in order to handle the demands faced with on a daily basis. 
  • [_] Include activities that you look forward to doing each day.   Something that keeps you motivated, excited, feels good, is satisfying, and/or brings about a feeling of accomplishment.
  • [_] Make a list of family or close friends and their skills that may be of benefit to you.  The list should include their contact information so that you can call on them to assist you with activities that require their expertise and/or presence with their support or company.

ATTENDING LOCAL CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION EARLY PARENTING CLASSES

In your local areas are Childbirth Education Classes, often taught by Doulas and/or Midwives. Pregnant mothers are encouraged to enroll in Pre-Birth Parenting classes as soon as she becomes pregnant.  Enrolling in a childbirth education class prior to the last 6 weeks of pregnancy is very beneficial.  Classes offer several preparation topics as it relates to issues that come up with pregnancy, birthing, and early parenting.  Classes can help prepare parents to lessen the early stresses of parenting a newborn.  Going to classes also allows mothers to meet other women with similar interests and a chance to bond with someone who will be understanding. Attending groups each week are ways to study these Pocket Lessons with others and widen the circles of support with women taking pregnancy and parenting to a higher level. This is what mothers need in the community while raising children. 

Contact ICTC International Center For Traditional Childbearing for a list of Doulas and/or Midwives in your area. Facebook page: ICTC Facebook Page Doula Directory Midwives & Healers Directory

Each month this lesson package highlights the important of regulating self-care and ways to experience supportive relationships and/or community involvement activities

 

EXCERPTS

Stress And Pregnancy Stress And Pregnancy

Meditation To Manage Pain During Labor Meditation To Manage Pain During Labor

Initiate, Refine, TransformPower

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13 MONTHS: 52 WEEKS OF POCKET LESSONS
(1 Month = 4 lessons)

[_] Week 1 Knowledge:
This Months Focus Lesson

[_] Week 2 Refine:
Healthy Nutritional Awareness

[_] Week 3 Transform:
Aromatherapy, Music Therapy & Affirmations

[_] Week 4 Power:
Self-Care & Supportive Relationships

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WEEK 1 INITIATE KNOWLEDGE: 
SETTING A GOAL

RECOGNIZING BEHAVIORS FOR CHANGE

SELF-ANALYSIS: KNOWLEDGE OF SELF Pages#1-8  MATHEMATICAL ASSESSMENT & OTHER COSMOLOGY COLORS & ANIMAL GUIDANCE, CREATE AFFIRMATION Personalize wellness goals tailored to specific concerns. Affirming strengths to overcome weakness. Utilizing intuitive creativity for character building, opens the pathway for desired transitional changes & the challenges of self-development.

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In the last 5 decades more women are working outside of their homes. In recent years women have held high power positions in their fields of work, with numerous responsibilities. Being strong, independent, & reliable are looked at as assets in a growing business, as a member of an athletic team, as a buyer for goods and services, as a researcher for a law firm, as a teacher at a daycare, as a student studying for a degree, or for a G.E.D. test or even as an established medical doctor trying to find the right cure for a patient. However when becoming pregnant the woman in these demanding jobs or the requirements of being a student tend to experience tension, stress, & strain associated with the workforce and demands of study. Staying on the job, or remaining enrolled in an educational program that is stressful has undesirable effects on pregnancy and trying to manage how one truly feels inside.

One thing for sure, is that listening to all of the friends, co-workers, and strangers at the store; who by the way, didn't have the assistance of a Doula and quite possibly worked up to the last week before labor, love to share their unsolicited experiences of childbirth. This can most certainly add a degree of anxiety, stress, and fear. 

The stress felt by women during pregnancy has been a contributing factor to labor and birth being longer and more difficult, according to scientific studies. Because of this, today it seems more women are increasingly fearful of childbirth associating and expecting the difficulties with the function of having a baby. Generally it’s the pressures of work as the root cause. And Ideally mothers should not be working in positions during pregnancy that cause stress. And often mothers who are able to work at home, are just as stressed, if they are not receiving the necessary support to help them shoulder their duties and responsibilites as a housewife or a single parent.

Each month this lesson package highlights informative and empowering information for the purposes of self development.

SCHEDULE OF LESSONS

(Dates based on the Xi/Olmec/Mayan Dreamspell Calendar)

[_] Jul.26/Aug.22   1st IRON
Sacred Womb
Magnetic Bat Moon Of Purpose
Power: Unify Action: Attract

[_] Aug.23/Sept.19   2nd B9:
Guard Your Mind, Alarming Signs
Lunar Scorpion Moon Of Challenge
Power: Polarize Action: Stabilize

3 [_] Sept.20/Oct.17   3rd B6: 
Positive Frame Of Mind & Breastfeeding
Electric Deer Moon Of Service
Power: Activate Action: Bond

[_] Oct.18/Nov.14   4th CALCIUM:
A Healthy Community: Exercise 
Self-Existing Owl Moon Of Form
Power: Define Action: Measure

[_] Nov.15/Dec.12   5th PROTEIN:
A Spiritual Union Sexual Energy
Overtone Peacock Moon Of Radiance
Power: Empower Action: Command

[_] Dec.13/Jan.9   6th B12:
Meditation Rhythmic Lizard Moon Of Equality
Power: Organize Action: Balance

[_] Jan.10/Feb.6   7th IODINE:
First Touch: Massage
Resonant Monkey Moon Of Attunement
Power: Channel Action: Inspire

[_] Feb.7/Mar.6    8th  SELENIUM:
Doula & Community Support
Galactic Hawk Moon Of Integrity
Power: Harmonize Action: Model

[_] Mar 7/Apr.3   9th MAGNESIUM:
Stress & Pregnancy
Solar Jaguar Moon Of Intention
Power: Pulse Action: Realize.

10 [_]Apr.4/May.1   10th  E:  Empowered Childbirth Baby Remembers
Planetary Dog Moon Of Manifestation
Power: Pulse Action: Realize.

11 [_] May.2/May.29   11th  B15:
Postpartum Care & Bonding
Spectral Serpent Moon Of Liberation
Power: Dissolve Action: Release

12 [_] May.30/Jun.26   12th ZINC:
A Higher Purpose
1st Nurse 1st Teacher 
Crystal Rabbit Moon Of Cooperation
Power: Dedicate Action: Universalize

13 [_] Jun.27/Jul.24   13th  C:
Goals For Family Planning
Cosmic Turtle Moon Of Presence
Power: Endure Action: Transcend

 

POCKET LESSONS:

1 topic per month, with each week a different focus designed to creatively: Initiate, Refine, Transform, then Ripen with Power

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Special Report ~ "9 Months to Save the World: Mothers Key to Sustainable Development"

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE PREGNANT WOMAN

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