In my infant massage class earlier, we watched the video on “What Babies Want” whereby the title in chapter four “Where is my mother” talked about how hospitals separated the mother and baby could cause more emotional disturbance and disrupted the family’s bonding immediately after birth. Psychological needs of a human being was not being validated in the birthing industry and we were just beginning to understand the impacts of early skin to skin contact for the baby with his/her parent had on the baby’s life. These mothers had a better understanding of what babies really wanted during their first hour after birth and how the medical staff handling of the babies could also cause mental imprint from birth that could last a life time. I then touched on various birth scenarios that could possibly left a mark on the baby’s belief system so that the mothers could initiate a healing session and talk to their babies heart to heart with the intention to release some birth issues and let go of those painful memories.
In a video titled Mother-Baby Bond, The Biology of Love, a famous spiritual author, Deepak Chopra brought insight into the biological aspect of love and the budding relationship between mother and child from conception to birth. The profound fundamental of human being was the need to form a strong emotional attachment, the bond between mother and child. How this extraordinary relationship is mediated through blood, hormone, milk and antibodies, smile and tears that shed new light of the psychological factor into the biological aspect. When does bonding actually begins? Click the picture to see the video.