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What The Baby Says: How Babies Tell Their Story and What To Do About It

My job is to help babies and mothers prenatally and after birth recover from difficulty and bond naturally.

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I work as an educator and therapist in maternal and infant health and I am encouraged by a client to tell about what I do here in this forum. Babies are conscious; they sense and feel everything that the mother feels.  Mothers and families wanting to conceive and give birth are under a lot of pressure these days.  Stress, the fast pace of society, and birthing practices all collude to make life harder for babies.  I see many stressed infants; many have difficulty breastfeeding and feeling relaxed.  My work helps them through a variety of touch therapies, education, and translation of what the baby is saying.  I give families skills to help their babies at home.  It is a good story. 

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Babies are agents of cultural change; if we realize just how smart and aware they are and change our policies, procedures and approaches around them we will have a more peaceful, grounded, loving society.

How does this research relate to our use cases and personas?

My work addresses all cases and personas. The baby experiences what the mother experiences. We now know that what the mother experiences before birth can often affect the baby, too, and her ancestors. The work I am trained to do translates that into the capacity to be more present and feel more alive for parents. It helps babies heal from difficulty so they can thrive. It brings health to families in a profound way. And it is just now being discovered. It will be a scoop for you.

Tell us about yourself:

I am massage and craniosacral therapist trained in prenatal and perinatal therapies. I am also an educator. I am the Director of Education for an organization called APPPAH. See http://ppncenter.com.

Are you currently an employee of Sutter Health or UCB Pharmaceuticals?

  • No

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