Parenting Begins Before Conception: A Guide to Preparing Body, Mind, and Spirit For You and Your Future Child

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• Shows prospective parents how they can lay the foundations for a healthy and happy family life even before their child is conceived and born.

• Shows parents how they can optimize their children's physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

• Guides parents through a unique program designed to prepare them for the myriad changes, adjustments, and joys that accompany the major transition to parenthood.

An inspiring and groundbreaking book, Parenting Begins Before Conception shows prospective parents how they can ...

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Overview

• Shows prospective parents how they can lay the foundations for a healthy and happy family life even before their child is conceived and born.

• Shows parents how they can optimize their children's physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

• Guides parents through a unique program designed to prepare them for the myriad changes, adjustments, and joys that accompany the major transition to parenthood.

An inspiring and groundbreaking book, Parenting Begins Before Conception shows prospective parents how they can lay the foundations for a healthy and happy family life even before a child is conceived and born.  New research contends that prenatal life and the birth experience are often profound determinants of human personality and aptitude.  Hundreds of university and hospital studies conclude that unborn children see, hear, and feel in the womb.

Dr. Carista Luminare-Rosen explores the universal forces underlying conception and shows parents how they can optimize their child's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health by considering a host of important issues well in advance.  Weaving together modern preconception and prenatal health knowledge with ancient wisdom, the author guides parents through a unique holistic program designed to prepare them for the myriad changes, adjustments, and joys that accompany the major transition to parenthood.  Dr. Luminare-Rosen helps readers consider their own readiness for parenthood—physically, psychologically, and spiritually—so that when the child of their dreams arrives, they are fully prepred to welcome this new being—body, mind, and soul.

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Editorial Reviews

John Gray
"Parenting Begins Before Conception offers a wealth of positive parenting ideas. Dr. Luminare-Rosen encourages prospective parents to optimize their own health so that their child will be nurtured and supported in body, mind and spirit during the earliest stages of growth."
Christiane Northrup
"A guide that every potential parent will want to read. Nothing is more empowering than working consciously with your baby's soul—even before that child is conceived. I highly recommend Dr. Luminare-Rosen's work."
Harold H. Bloomfield
"A beautiful, brilliant psychospiritual guide that should be read by every person preparing for parenthood."
Mothering
"Readers interested in perinatal psychology or Eastern spirituality will find it intriguing."
December 2002 Mothering
"Readers interested in perinatal psychology or Eastern spirituality will find it intriguing."
Niravi B. Payne
"Parenting Begins Before Conception skillfully highlights how profoundly we are affected by conscious and unconscious experiences and memories during our womb lives. . . .Working with the wonderful exercises outlined in this book, prospective parents discover how their own prebirth and childhood experiences can become their greatest allies in preparing for parenthood and bonding with their unborn child."
Michele Dennis
". . . will inspire you to prepare for the birth of your child in a holistic manner. . . . wisely asks us to address any issues couples have within their own relationship before embarking on their parenting journey."
Kathlyn Hendreicks
"First-time or experienced parents will breathe with new ease as they dive into this loving, holistic guide. Dr. Luminare-Rosen's beautifully written stories and research support the deepest fulfillment in the adventure of parenting."
Barbara Findeisen
"The author has successfully brought together East and West, spirit and body, in a fascinating and useful journey into the mystery and miracle of conception, pregnancy, and birth."
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". . . will inspire you to prepare for the birth of your child in a holistic manner. . . . wisely asks us to address any issues couples have within their own relationship before embarking on their parenting journey."

"A beautiful, brilliant psychospiritual guide that should be read by every person preparing for parenthood."

"Readers interested in perinatal psychology or Eastern spirituality will find it intriguing."

"A guide that every potential parent will want to read. Nothing is more empowering than working consciously with your baby's soul—even before that child is conceived. I highly recommend Dr. Luminare-Rosen's work."

"First-time or experienced parents will breathe with new ease as they dive into this loving, holistic guide. Dr. Luminare-Rosen's beautifully written stories and research support the deepest fulfillment in the adventure of parenting."

"Parenting Begins Before Conception offers a wealth of positive parenting ideas. Dr. Luminare-Rosen encourages prospective parents to optimize their own health so that their child will be nurtured and supported in body, mind and spirit during the earliest stages of growth."

"Parenting Begins Before Conception skillfully highlights how profoundly we are affected by conscious and unconscious experiences and memories during our womb lives. . . .Working with the wonderful exercises outlined in this book, prospective parents discover how their own prebirth and childhood experiences can become their greatest allies in preparing for parenthood and bonding with their unborn child."

"The author has successfully brought together East and West, spirit and body, in a fascinating and useful journey into the mystery and miracle of conception, pregnancy, and birth."

author of The Whole Person Fertility Program Niravi B. Payne
"Parenting Begins Before Conception skillfully highlights how profoundly we are affected by conscious and unconscious experiences and memories during our womb lives. . . .Working with the wonderful exercises outlined in this book, prospective parents discover how their own prebirth and childhood experiences can become their greatest allies in preparing for parenthood and bonding with their unborn child."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892818273
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Carista Luminare-Rosen, Ph.D. is a counselor in private practice and specializes in holistic approaches to preconception and prenatal health care.  She lives in California with her husband and daughter, where she co-directs The Center for Creative Parenting, an educational center offering classes on preconception, prenatal, and childbirth preparation and early parenting.

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Table of Contents

Parenting Begins Before Conception:
A Guide to Preparing Body, Mind, and Spirit For You and Your Future Child

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Parenting Began Before Conception—My Personal Journey

1. Why Prepare for Parenthood?
2. Your Child: A Multidimensional Being
3. Preparing Your Body for Conception
4. Preparing Your Mind for Conception
5. Preparing Your Spirit for Conception
6. The Time of Physical Conception
7. The Prenatal Journey
8. Birth and the Beginning of Your Baby's Human Life
9. Holistic Parenting: Practical Next Steps
Appendix A: The PreSeeding Birth Program: A Holistic Model
Appendix B: Birth Wish List
Appendix C: Financial Investments before and after the Birth
Appendix D: From Soul to Cell: The Process of Reincarnation
Appendix E: The Implications of Abortion in a Prebirth Health Care Model
Appendix F: Resources
Notes
Recommended Reading
Index

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