Pre-conception is a powerful portal that can be leveraged in order to assess all aspects of your life and the shifts you’d like to make before becoming pregnant. It is my greatest wish that women start learning about their bodies and childbirth, listen to stories about normal physiological birth from wise women, face fear around social programming around childbirth, and allow themselves to dream about and prepare for their ideal pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods long before they ever call in their baby.
Preparation can include:
addressing your own past traumas (sexual and otherwise)
releasing bodily and sexual shame
establishing a healthy relationship with food
establishing good communication with your partner
getting on common ground about the kind of parents you want to be
assessing your own birth story and upbringing
connecting to your spirit baby
connecting to the ancient line of mothers who have come before you
connecting to your mother energy and creative power
This is about becoming more self aware and conscious by creating the best environment possible for your baby and the most supportive environment possible for your own transition from maiden to mother.
*While I’ve linked these to Amazon so you can access a visual, please buy from your local bookstore or check out from your library when possible!
Spirit Babies: How to Communicate with the Child You're Meant to Have by Walter Makichen
Conscious Conception: Elemental Journey through the Labyrinth of Sexuality by Jeannine Parvati Baker
Pushed by Jennifer Block (this is an incredible assessment of the American maternity system, a real dose of truth, and is a book I pray that every woman read before getting pregnant!)
The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility by Lisa Henderickson-Jack
Mystical Motherhood: Create a Happy and Conscious Family: A Guidebook for Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond by Chelsea Ann Wiley (great if you’re curious about how to start integrating meditation and more esoteric, energetic practices specifically from the Kundalini yoga lineage into your journey to conception, pregnancy and beyond)
Expectful App (this is a paid monthly, guided meditation app for conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond)
There are lots of yogic meditations for conception in the Mystical Motherhood book