The #1 most common thing I see in my clinic are those planning to conceive or those experiencing infertility.
Preconception, pregnancy & postpartum happen to be my greatest passions in health.
But unfortunately, the knowledge and guidance on how to thrive during pregnancy and have an empowered birth is not easily available.
Plus it is important that as communities we discuss and share experiences, practices and teachings within various circles during potentially challenging, overwhelming and transformative times.
On this Vital Veda Podcast episode me and my friend & best-selling author, Melissa Ambrosini, dive into some of the best-kept secrets of supercharging your fertility, thriving during pregnancy & having your dream birth.
ABOUT OUR GUEST: MELISSA AMBROSINI
Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, Open Wide, PurposeFULL and Comparisonitis, the host of the top-rated podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show, a keynote speaker, and entrepreneur.
Her mission is to inspire others to unlock their full potential and live their dream life. With a deep commitment to empowering others to become the best version of themselves, Melissa believes that transformation is possible for everyone. She strives to inspire others to reclaim their power, step into their truth, live with intention, and move in the direction of their dreams.
Table of Contents
The Ayurvedic Daily Routine: Parent Edition
Waking Up Before The Kids is Key
This is one of the most important things that parents can do for themselves. Allow for a few minutes/hours of the day to be devoted to ‘filling-up your cup’ before having to give to the children.
Going to Bed Early
Sleep Hygiene For Children
The importance of creating good associations around sleep so that children establish a solid & healthy relationship with their sleep schedules.
Melissa’s Pre-Conception Journey
All the different practices and approaches she ventured in during her pre-conception journey.
Understanding that the baby has his/her own timeline and karmic energy. The timings for conception are not only based on our own desires, but on the timeline of the soul that will become the baby as well.
Infertility & Miscarriages According to The Vedas
According to Vedic wisdom these happen due to two reasons:
The soul of the baby is not ready to be incarnated
The parents are not ready to receive the baby and need to continue working on themselves physically, mentally & spiritually.
Best Preconception Practices
Get studies done to have a proper idea of the state of your body & what are its requirements. See a certified holistic practitioner and address any issues.
Work on your mental health, stress release, the programs that are operating your subconscious, etc.
Develop a steady and sustainable spiritual practice that allows you to stay connected & in communion to your soul (be it prayer, any form of devotion, meditation, yoga, etc.)
Also keep in mind that the baby’s soul is also a part of the equation so it is important to connect with that soul, talk to him/her and bring them into your awareness.
Understanding that preconception or trimester zero begins when women get their first period.
Whatever you do during all of your cycles, the amount of attention that you pay to your body and your fertility, will have a tremendous impact on your capacity to conceive and the health of your offspring.
How To Best Approach Pregnancy & Birth
According to Ayurveda, pregnancy is a time to rest and indulge. Of course there are certain foods & activities that it is best to avoid, but generally speaking the hard work is done during preconception & post-partum.
It is important to connect with the beauty & magic of pregnancy, to connect with your baby and be grateful every day for the blessing that this pregnancy is.
Become empowered to make the choices that resonate with you, rather than blindly following conventional medical advice, which many times becomes disempowering for parents, and especially mothers.
Postpartum: How To Set Yourself Up For Success
It is essential that you organise yourself beforehand so that you are able to have the easiest postpartum you possibly can.
Take as much time off from work as possible, use that time to bond with your baby and for the whole nuclear family to spend time together.
Setting up a meal train with your community so that you don’t have to cook.
It is very important that you ask for help from your family and friends, even to do simple domestic chores.
Make it clear to your friends and family that you don’t really need flowers and toys for the baby, but for their assistance so that you can feel nourished and taken care of.
If raising children with a partner, it is very important to sit down and have a conversation on how you both want to show up as parents, the values you want your family to adhere to, etc.
If we don’t do this then we end up parenting by default, often replicating the way in which we were parented as kids.
Understanding that this being is not ours to own or control and that they have their own journey to live. Our role is to be their guardians.
Remember that they chose as and we chose them.
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Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.