Parenting Begins Before Conception: A Guide to Preparing Body, Mind, and Spirit For You and Your Future Child

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
• Shows prospective parents how they can lay the foundations for a healthy and happy family life even before their child is conceived and born.

• Shows parents how they can optimize their children's physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

• Guides parents through a unique program designed to prepare them for the myriad changes, adjustments, and joys that accompany the major transition to parenthood.

An inspiring and groundbreaking book, Parenting Begins Before Conception shows prospective parents how they can lay the foundations for a healthy and happy family life even before a child is conceived and born. New research contends that prenatal life and the birth experience are often profound determinants of human personality and aptitude. Hundreds of university and hospital studies conclude that unborn children see, hear, and feel in the womb.

Dr. Carista Luminare-Rosen explores the universal forces underlying conception and shows parents how they can optimize their child's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health by considering a host of important issues well in advance. Weaving together modern preconception and prenatal health knowledge with ancient wisdom, the author guides parents through a unique holistic program designed to prepare them for the myriad changes, adjustments, and joys that accompany the major transition to parenthood. Dr. Luminare-Rosen helps readers consider their own readiness for parenthood--physically, psychologically, and spiritually--so that when the child of their dreams arrives, they are fully prepred to welcome this new being--body, mind, and soul.
 

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A very informative and good knowledge about holistic preparation for the future progeny putfourth by the author........... appreciable approach and effort. Would really like to know about its further executions and impact or any kind of practices or anything related. Best wishes!

Contents

Parenting Began Before ConceptionMy Personal Journey
1
Why Prepare for Parenthood?
9
Your Child A Multidimensional Being
31
Preparing Your Body for Conception
49
Preparing Your Mind for Conception
99
Preparing Your Spirit for Conception
141
The Time of Physical Conception
171
The Prenatal Journey
197
The PreSeeding Birth Program A Holistic Model
265
Birth Wish List
272
Financial Investments before and after the Birth
277
From Soul to Cell The Process of Reincarnation
290
The Implications of Abortion in a Prebirth Health Care Model
307
Resources
309
Notes
314
Recommended Reading
320

Birth and the Beginning of Your Babys Human Life
225
Holistic Parenting Practical Next Steps
251
Index
324
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Carista Luminare-Rosen, Ph.D. is a counselor in private practice and specializes in holistic approaches to preconception and prenatal health care. She lives in California with her husband and daughter, where she co-directs The Center for Creative Parenting, an educational center offering classes on preconception, prenatal, and childbirth preparation and early parenting.

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