What contributes to who your baby will be?
As written in Alfred Davis' "Free to be Me" the emotional part in our brains develops while still growing in utero. In fact, they fully develop by the end of pregnancy.
What does this have to do with who my baby will be?
A part of how we express ourselves to the world is how we feel and how we think. Thinking is something we develop through life experience (observing and hearing or reading others' words). This part happens after we are born. How we feel about ourselves and who we are (our identity) begins developing while we are still fetuses, still in the process of being knit together in our Mother's womb.
Fast forward to when we become adults and we have developed patterns of behavior to cope with the tension from the acceptance or belief of lies we were exposed to. These three behavior patterns are: perfectionism, control, or addiction and can exhibit themselves in various ways but are nonetheless perfectionism, control, or addiction. When these are emotionally related, they can stem all the way back from when we were still growing in our Mom's womb.
And this is what it has to do with who your baby will be...
How you feel and think during your pregnancy has an effect on you, your family, and your new baby. This is how humans interact. What each member of a family goes through affects all the others... and in different ways! The impact on your baby is no different. These feelings and emotions interact with your baby as he or she is developing.
The good news is: this is normal!
The key is you recognizing your emotions, thoughts, and feelings and entering the process of intentionally responding from a place of healing instead of reacting out of unhealed pain.
This process of healing is a journey and takes time. As you learn different truths about your own identity you can communicate similar truths to your growing baby before and after birth. Hold your baby, kiss your baby, cuddle your baby. These are all healthy expressions of love that your baby will understand and will comfort them.
How will I know if what I am believing about myself is a lie?
Anything that breeds fear inside of you stems from a lie. The opposing truth will cast out this fear.
Lie: I am unworthy, uncared for, and unloved.
Truth: I am worthy, cared for, and deeply loved.
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