I have worked with several women over the years using various healing modalities who were either already pregnant or wanting to improve fertility, all with good results.

My sense is very much what I heard a doctor say recently “All birth defects are a result of malnutrition.”

My herbal midwifery training reinforced this point, and I returned to their prenatal nutrition suggestions during my own recent pregnancy.

Though focus on prenatal nutrition has risen in recent years, the full importance of it is not really that well known. What is even less well known is the effect that spiritual and emotional work can have on both baby’s development and labor and delivery.

I doubt there are any double blind trials on the subject.

When Sia was forming in my womb, I sat with her formation together with emptiness. Anytime there was a gap or separation between what was forming and emptiness, I held all the elements together with whatever arose until unification culminated. Just like I do in any healing/transformational process.

It was so interesting to watch the formation of her subtle bodies throughout the pregnancy. The first trimester was focused on the causal body. I experienced it as nested within my own, as if I was holding her within me. The focus for clearing was mostly ancestral/generational trauma. It took a few weeks of clearing before the causal body was forming in complete unification. I noticed that the foundation for the rest of her subtle bodies had been set due to that work.

I continued this unification work throughout the pregnancy. At each phase of unification reached, my insight told me “make sure there is a clear differentiation between you and her”. So I continued until we both experienced ourselves as completely unique, differentiated beings, though inhabiting the same space, connected as one. This is important as a foundation for inter-dependence without co-dependence in relationship.

In addition, I cleared any separation arising within me regarding labor and delivery. I feel that this was the clear path to creating the optimal outcome for us: a beautiful, easeful labor and birth at home with loving, competent people surrounding us.

I feel so grateful to have the consciousness tools, herbal and nutrition knowledge to have created such an amazing outcome. Our beautiful, amazing Sia is a testament to the power and magic of consciously creating our own reality. My wish is that all families have the tools, resources and love to create and provide optimally for their children.

May all beings be free from suffering.

~ Thessa Sophia ~


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