Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Global Perspectives: Urgency for Prenatal Education© 2007

Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Global Perspectives: Urgency for Prenatal Education© 2007

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ABSTRACT: World population is predicted to leap from 6.5 billion today to 9.5 billion by 2050 AD. With increased pressures on humanity, we must find better ways to protect unborn and new born babies and their mothers from the dire consequences overshadowing our relationships before, during, and after birth. This paper explores a variety of What if... scenarios and themes. Hatred and prejudice as well as love and respect begin in pregnancy. Prenatal Education can be a key to a future sane world.

KEY WORDS: Consciousness before birth, joy in pregnancy, whole-self psychology, emotional DNA, epigenetics, conscious conception, prebirth parenting, prenatal and perinatal psychology.

DEDICATION

At the 12th APPPAH Congress in San Diego in 2005, I was talking with Laura Uplinger. Her enthusiasm for this Congress in Los Angeles bubbled over, What If...was the question that splashed all over me. What if...all the speakers could share their vision, vision born of their love and their experience (including their philosophical experience) which they have gathered throughout their years of practice, study, service, prayer, and meditation...? Troya and I dedicate this paper to Laura Uplinger, trusting that our What if... visions come in alignment to help build her vision of a better future for humanity.

INTRODUCTION

What if... the basic research and basic principles of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology were to be universally accepted? Our chair, Laura Uplinger (2007) has already given us an answer in her poem.

I KNOW A PLANET

I know a planet where nations live in peace,

and nature is respected, where science and philosophy

are never used to enslave, to limit, hurt or spread terror...

There, each person is conceived and gestated consciously.

In that world reigns a true spirit of kinship with all life,

and pregnant women are treated in a very special way:

the arts and crafts of each community are made available to them.

They admire trees, statues and fountains,

as they walk through beautiful parks filled with flowers.

By day, the birds' songs embrace them.

By night, the stars entice them to visit distant worlds...

In these parks there are houses where the mothers can take part

in many activities: they sing, weave, sculpt, embroider, draw...

There are also theaters, libraries and cinemas,

and they can study, teach, meditate, laugh, and cry.

In the schools of this planet adolescents study the importance

of conception, pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding for a happy humanity.

Couples approach knowingly the moment of fecundation,

understanding the physiological, psychological and spiritual dimensions

of a pregnancy, prepared to welcome the mystery of life with serenity.

THE WHOLE-SELF MODEL

All of Whole-Self Psychology, Philosophy and Education is based on Realitatis Ad Veritatis-the discovery of bringing Realty into Truth. We are committed to the discovery and development of principles and truths which bring each person into self-truth, self-understanding and self-evolution. Principles we are discovering start with What if... the primary discovery of Whole-Self Psychology, Philosophy, and Education were to be universally accepted? It states: "Not only am I the synthesis of the genetic DNA coding of my parents which gave me my physical characteristics, but I also am the synthesis of my parents' charged thoughts and charged emotions from the 9 months of my gestation."

What is the Self?

What if... I consider myself not just as body but as a bio-energetic field surrounding and animating my physical body as mentioned by scientific research and confirmed by Grigori I. Brekhman (2000, 2001 [with Smirnow], & 2005). I can say that my bio-energetic field-my consciousness-vibrated in mutual dialogue with the frequency and energy of my mother. …

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