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

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

by Carista Luminare-Rosen, PH. D. Luminare-Rosen
     
 

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In this inspiring and groundbreaking text, Dr. Luminare-Rosen explores the universal forces underlying birth and shows parents how they can optimize their children's physical, emotional, and spiritual health by considering a host of important issues before a child is conceived and born.

Carista Luminare-Rosen, Ph.D. is a counselor in private practice and

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In this inspiring and groundbreaking text, Dr. Luminare-Rosen explores the universal forces underlying birth and shows parents how they can optimize their children's physical, emotional, and spiritual health by considering a host of important issues before a child is conceived and born.

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.

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:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

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.
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."

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