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Kick Counting Can Save Your Baby’s Life – Enjoy Birth {day 9}

Posted Oct 11 2012 10:00am
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So how can you harness your intuition?

 

There have been books written about the subject, but let me share an experience from early in my mothering career that showed me how intuition can be lifesaving.

 

I was on bedrest starting at 25 weeks with my first baby.  I lay there every day and really had time to connect with my baby.  I was forced to stop and be quiet.   One morning I noticed he hadn’t moved.  I drank some juice and waited and I suddenly just knew something was wrong.  I called the doctor, who instructed me to drink more juice and pay attention.  I already knew something was wrong, yet I dutifully waited another hour.  Then they made an appointment for me to come in for a stress test.  I was thrilled when they found his heartbeat, but minutes later, they told me I needed to go across the street to the hospital for an emergency cesarean.  He was in distress.   He was born minutes after I got to the hospital.  I often wonder what if I hadn’t been forced to rest?  Would I have noticed the lack of movement without being forced to be quiet?

If you want to read my whole experience with this you can click here.

I don’t tell this story to scare you, but rather to impress upon you the importance and the incredible power of your intuition.  I have since had two other babies.  During these pregnancies, I was very busy chasing the other boys around.  I didn’t have time to rest.  But I did take time every day to pay attention to my baby.  (An organized way to do this is Kick Counts .  Listening to my Hypnobabies CDs also provided a daily opportunity for me to connect with my baby.)

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