Begin to talk to the baby if you haven’t already. She knows your voice and can hear it. Tell baby about your life, your day, your happiness in caring for her. You can also sing nursery rhymes and tell stories to your child. Begin to connect your child to the community and family by telling stories of your past - you are welcoming this child into a place of love.
This is a great time to direct your pregnancy mantras at you and baby. To understand what mantras are read “What’s a Mantra.”
“You are growing with ease.”
“I welcome you and nourish you.”
“I love and protect you.”
“Everything is provided for you to grow healthy.”
As you use mantras and speak to baby, place one hand on your belly and another on your heart. Visualize the love connection between the two of you. Visualize what it will be to meet this child. Allow yourself to be aware of the acts of love we do daily with our hands. This same love is felt by baby as you rest your hand on your belly.
Julia Erickson, the founder of Aphrodite Project, is a wellness authority who uses food, meditation, and movement to create extraordinary health and wellness. Julia's practice is focused on helping women thrive and heal from chronic disease. She is also mother of seven.