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Pregnancy Intuition and Inner Pre-Birth Communication

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Pregnancy Intuition and Inner Pre-Birth Communication

Pregnancy Intuition and Inner Pre-Birth Communication

Pregnancy Intuition: A Deep Inner Knowingness About Your Pregnancy, Delivery, Or Baby

Did you KNOW you were pregnant, even before you were far enough along to do a pregnancy test?

Perhaps you KNEW the gender of your unborn child, or that you were having twins?

Or maybe you knew that you would be experiencing certain pregnancy complications?

Have you ever known something deep within yourself, even though you didn't have a logical explanation as to how you could know it? If so, you may have been experiencing what many people refer to as inner knowingness or intuition.

What Is Intuition?

Intuition and inner knowingness refer to a sudden insight or a knowingness that comes from deep within oneself. Intuition is often referred to as our sixth sense, as it's a way of gaining information without the use of our physical senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, or hearing. Many people also refer to it as their "gut instinct."

There have been times in my life where I have suddenly become aware of something important, such as that a loved one had been in a car accident, that I was pregnant, that I was heading toward complications during my next pregnancy, and that my four-month-old baby was in danger, without knowing how I could possibly be aware of this information. The warning or information suddenly popped into my head in the form of a thought. Yet even though it appeared in my head as a thought, there was no doubt in my mind. I KNEW it to be true. This is inner knowingness - or intuition.

Intuition isn't just for really important things though. It can happen to us on a day-to-day basis, about things of any importance, big or small. Intuition can remind us, "Oh, you forgot to turn on the baby monitor in the nursery." It can help you pick out a present for a friend, select what you're preparing for dinner based on the nutrients the baby within you most needs at that moment, decide on a particular doctor or midwife, or remember that important presentation for work you're about to leave behind at home.

Intuition Related to Pregnancy or One's Unborn Baby

Intuition Related to Pregnancy or One's Unborn Baby

Pregnancy and early motherhood are times when women often become aware of a variety of spiritual experiences, including intuition. Several women we've spoken with have reported experiences of deep inner knowingness, including being positive they were pregnant even when the doctor repeatedly told them otherwise and being sure of the gender of the baby in spite of what others predicted. Others have mentioned suddenly having a strong desire to name their baby something that they'd never thought they'd even consider, or that a relative or close friend "knew" about their pregnancy before they even knew about it themselves. Several moms have even mentioned sensing certain pregnancy complications and/or the need to do something specific to avert those complications.

Inner Pre-Birth Communication With One's Unborn Child

A few mothers have described a special kind of pregnancy inner knowingness that allowed them to communicate directly with their unborn child via their thoughts. Don't miss Lisa's story farther down on this page about her experiences with sharing an inner dialogue with her unborn baby!

Stories of Pregnancy Intuition

If you're interested in reading some stories women have shared with us about their pregnancy intuition, you'll find some on my Spiritual Stories of Pregnancy Intuition webpage.

Share Your Story!

If you have a pregnancy story about intuition or inner communication (or any other spiritual pregnancy experience) that you'd like to share for the book we're writing, we'd love to hear it! You can email your story to me by going to my profile and clicking on "Send Janiece Tobey an email."


Who Has Intuition and What Is It Like?

With my own personal experiences, the information came to me in the form of a thought. As a child, I would have referred to this type of experience as ESP and would have seen it as a really strange ability exhibited by only a few. Surely it was something I didn't have, I thought! Yet now I see it in an entirely different light, and it no longer seems all that strange, or mystic, to me. In fact, I've become aware of the fact that it's actually quite common, and can happen to anyone! In fact, I think we all have some degree of intuition. The more we become aware of it and rely on it, the more it manifests in our lives.

The Benefits of Using One's Intuition During Pregnancy

Intuition can help us in a variety of ways during pregnancy.

  1. It can provide us with information that can help us in our daily lives.
  2. It can let us know we're pregnant even before we've "late," for example. The sooner we know that we're pregnant, the sooner we can start taking better care of our body, eliminating alcohol, eating well, avoiding medications that might harm the baby, etc.
  3. Intuition can help us make good decisions. During pregnancy, we are faced with many choices. We must decide whether to use a doctor or a midwife, and whether to give birth in a hospital, a birthing center, or at home. We must decide if we'd prefer to have a natural childbirth, a medicated childbirth, use hypnosis during labor, etc. We must decide if we prefer to labor in bed, have an underwater birth, use the services of a doula, walk around during labor, sit on a ball or in a tub...
  4. We also must decide things about the baby. If it's a boy, should we have him circumcised? Should we vaccinate? Should we nurse or bottle feed? There are even decisions to make about the things we will buy or things we will do for the baby after he/she is born. Which stroller will be best for our baby? Which types of diapers should we use? Should we play music for our unborn baby to listen to in the womb? Should we teach our baby infant sign language? Which pediatrician should we use?
  5. It can help deal with indecision. Sometimes the decisions are easy to make, but other times, even after researching our options, we can feel overwhelmed or just not sure which option would be best. Intuition can help us with all these decisions as well as the many more with which we are faced. The more we use intuition to guide us while making decisions, the stronger our intuitions will grow. Asking for guidance via a sign or a dream are other ways of gaining divine insight about our choices and can be used along with intuition.
  6. Intuition can give us sudden insight that helps us solve a problem. What if you're in labor, but your keys are locked in your car? If we panic during a crisis, it's hard to hear the nudges of Divine Spirit guiding us. Yet if we take the time to relax, trusting that all will work out however it is supposed to, and listen for that inner guidance, oftentimes a wonderful and valid solution will pop into our heads.
  7. Intuition can prepare us emotionally for news we are about to hear. Intuition can help prepare us emotionally for news that might shock us, such as that we are pregnant or having twins. It can also give us advanced notice about upcoming complications with our pregnancies or deliveries. Having a premonition about complications that are about to occur can make the actual experience a little less stressful when it happens.
  8. It can alert us to the need to take specific action before it's too late. Sometimes our intuition doesn't just prepare us emotionally; it also gives us time to take action to change the course of events. What a blessing that is!
  9. Pregnancy intuition can also allow us to communicate with our unborn baby. The section of this page called "Sharing An Inner Dialogue With One's Unborn Baby" has more information about this.
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How Can We Strengthen Our Intuition?

Intuition is like dreams and spiritual signs in that the more you become aware of it, trust it, and make use of it, the more you experience it.

By Increasing Awareness

Taking time to write down your moments of intuition when they come to you is a worthwhile pursuit, as it will help you focus more on that ability, and will thus strengthen it. You can record your experiences with intuition in a journal you keep beside your bed or in your purse, or you can create a special "intuition" folder on your computer and save in it emails you send yourself about your moments of intuition. Of course, there are many other ways of recording your intuition stories too, so if you'd like to try this tip, select whatever method works best for you.

By Increasing Trust

It can be hard to trust our intuition at times. How do we know it isn't just our ego or our wishes and hopes talking? We don't always know. Learning discrimination is a key part of developing our intuitions. If your intuition seems to be telling you to do something which will hurt someone or something you know you shouldn't do, it most likely isn't your intuition at all.

Using Our Intuition More

So how do we go about using our intuitions more? Most people find it easiest to start off with little things. Which way should I drive home from work today? What side dishes should I prepare (or order) for dinner tonight? Which line should I get in at the grocery store? When buying a birthday present for a friend, why not select two or three options then ask yourself, "Which gift would my friend most like?" Gradually begin using your intuition to help you make bigger decisions, such as which car to buy. Try to use your intuition to guide you at least once a day.

Three Keys to Relying On Our Intuition

  1. Relax.
  2. Relax.
  3. Did I mention relax? Ok, so I did, but I can't emphasize that enough! When we are stressed, the inner channels tend to close up and no messages can get through to us. Oftentimes, getting our minds off of whatever problem or situation we are trying to solve, and relaxing or thinking about something else for a while, will allow the inner channels to open up and some insight to come in. Try meditating, going for a walk, working in the garden, playing ball with your dog, working a puzzle, taking a warm bath, or anything else which will help you to relax and take your mind off whatever you are trying to figure out so that your intuition can begin to work.

Sharing an Inner Dialogue With One's Unborn Baby

Lisa's Story

Some women we've spoken with have described a special type of inner knowingness which allowed them to experience inner communication in the form of a dialogue with their unborn child. One mother, a lady named Lisa, described her prebirth communication with her two sons like this:

"Mostly it was an inner voices or anything. Occasionally I would see images to accompany the knowing. That was how they communicated with me. When I communicated with them, I would talk to them out loud, as well as have a "daydream" type experience...more along the lines of a visual spiritual exercise."

Lisa had conversations with each of her babies during her pregnancies. After her children were born, she was able to confirm much of what they had told her before their birth.

Poll: How about you?

Did you simply KNOW that you were pregnant, very early in your pregnancy?

Did your baby ever seem to respond to you or communicate with you in any way, before his/her birth?

For those who had complications during their pregnancies or deliveries: Did you have any inner awareness, intuition, or knowingness that you were going to have complications?

Has a child, family member, or friend, ever told you something about your baby or pregnancy, based on their own intuition or inner knowingness?

Maybe you knew you were having twins, for example? Or you knew from deep within you the gender of your baby, prior to having a test or giving birth?

Would You Like To Share Your Story?

Want to find out more about the types of stories for which I'm looking? You'll find a list on my Share Your Spiritual Pregnancy Story webpage.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2008 JanieceTobey

Thanks for viewing my Spiritual Pregnancy Experiences site! Comments? Questions? I'd love to hear from you!

norma-holt on February 03, 2013:

Very interesting thoughts here. Never had any intuition about my pregnancies but always knew as soon as the desire for cucumbers or something else turned up. It's good to read of other people's experiences. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013 and also on Parenting Young Children. Hugs

Melanie Wilcox from Pennsylvania, USA on January 23, 2013:

a really nice lens and worthy of a purple star - thank you taking the time to write and share - It's obvious this lens took a lot of work. It's interesting, well-written, and well laid-out!

Kae Yo on January 23, 2013:

I knew I was pregnant with all of my children before any tests were taken. I think I knew within a couple of days on my first two. It took me a couple of days longer on my last one. :) It does make for a very long nine months, but that's more days getting to know the child, too. With my miscarriage, I knew the baby wasn't going to stick around. The day after I went in to hear its heart beat for the first time, I lost it. But, I think it was a way for us to say goodbye for now to each other. Now my kids love to hear the stories about their pregnancies and births and how different each of them were. Thanks for sharing this beautiful lens. :)

poldepc lm on January 23, 2013:

thx for sharing this beautiful story; cograts on receiving the purple star for this lens

Rosetta Slone from Under a coconut tree on January 23, 2013:

I've known since I was a little girl the name, sex & physical features my now-son would have. I do believe that parents & unborn children can communicate, and that he was telling me when he wanted to come into the world.

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on January 23, 2013:

Congratulations on your purple star. I left a blessing too.

john9229 on January 23, 2013:

I remember when my wife get pregnant, I was so exciting. Nice Lens!

MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose from Washington State on January 22, 2013:

Congratulations on your purple star, a very informative lens.

MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose from Washington State on January 22, 2013:

I so enjoyed this lens. I am a firm believer in intuition and had an awareness of my children each and every time. The first time was amazing and a little unnerving, this lens is perfect for the first time Mom to know how to proceed. Every one of them I knew I was pregnant ahead of any doctor visits and I knew what sex they were going to be. Thanks for a delightful experience.

Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on January 22, 2013:

I knew I was pregnant each time before there was proof. The last time I knew on a spiritual level when I conceived because it was fulfilling an agreement made in a prior lifetime.

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on January 22, 2013:

A fascinating topic. I often experience intuitive thoughts. What a great topic for a book. Congrats on your feature and Purple Star!

Joanie Ruppel from Keller, Texas on January 22, 2013:

I love how you have this set up to extract stories from other members to write a book - what a genius idea! Best of luck. I left my story up above.

Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on January 22, 2013:

Intuition is something we have, but isn't always that clear. I have often had intuition - but once in a while I am wrong. I like the idea of strengthening your intuition. Thank you for all your suggestions!

JanieceTobey (author) on January 22, 2013:

@BunnyFabulous: That's great that you've had some experiences with intuition! :-)

JanieceTobey (author) on January 22, 2013:

@Ramkitten2000: That's awesome that you've have some experiences with intuition!

JanieceTobey (author) on January 22, 2013:

@Nancy Hardin: Thanks, Nancy! No, we're not bonkers! Glad to hear you've had some intuitive experiences yourself! :-)

JanieceTobey (author) on January 22, 2013:

@anonymous: Thanks for sharing that, Claudslewis! I'm glad you made that discovery about yourself! That's fantastic! If you'd like, try looking for similar spiritual experiences (intuition) in other areas of your life.

JanieceTobey (author) on January 22, 2013:

From Floppypoppygifts: "I think that with each pregnancy there are special events. I think every pregnant woman should keep a journal of dreams, intuitions and feelings not only for their future pregnancies but to share with the child. During my 2nd pregnancy I had a dream that said a pregnant woman is a ring and the child is the precious stone within the setting. I love that! Cheers~cb"

getmoreinfo on January 22, 2013:

Thanks for the information regarding Intuition Related To Pregnancy it is very helpful for those going through similar experiences and congrats on your purple star.

CampingmanNW on January 22, 2013:

Congratulations on your Purple Star

anonymous on January 22, 2013:

Congratulations on your Purple Star, well deserved, great lens.

Erin Hardison from Memphis, TN on January 22, 2013:

I've had intuition about other things in my child's life, but not as much when I was pregnant. Lots of communicating with my baby with talking with her, responding to her movements, and getting to know her personality, but no real intuition or premonitions.

MVSquid on January 22, 2013:

Being in tune with your body is essential to the health of a baby. One of the things I have to remember is to focus on the positive in order to create a safe environment within.

grannysage on January 18, 2013:

Back for another visit, but sadly I don't have angel wings this time. Leaving Happy thoughts behind and remembering my own experiences with my three babies.

anonymous on January 01, 2013:

I didn't realize I had pregnancy intuition until now! I knew I was pregnant before I took the test, I knew I would have a daughter and I knew I would have small complications during delivery! Thanks for helping me figure it out!

sibian on July 09, 2012:

Very interesting topic indeed, we'll go through it with my wife, since I cannot answer most of the questions.

traveller27 on February 01, 2012:

Fascinating topic - well done. Blessed by a travelling angel.

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on February 01, 2012:

Wonderfully written from an intuitive mother's point of view. A great read, and a help to all of us who have had these "knowings" before the fact. We're not bonkers after all. :-)

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on February 01, 2012:

This isn't something I can relate to from personal experience (although I've had strong intuition in other areas), but I certainly appreciate an excellent lens. Really well done.

hysongdesigns on December 09, 2011:

Love all the little additions, clipart, ect you made to the lens. I find so many people that totally ignore their inner voices, yet depend on other people to make choices for them, instead of listening to their inner selves and choose accordingly. PS if you want the whole story of my comments above shoot me an e-mail and I'll send it to you.

anonymous on June 13, 2011:

Ever woman should read this before pregnancy to help become aware of how their intuition can be at work and get "tuned in". Excellent!!!

kguru1979 lm on April 09, 2011:

Really a rare and good lens ...! Well done...!

grannysage on January 14, 2011:

I really like how you arranged this lens. Very easy to navigate, and nice use of pictures to illustrate. Blessed GrannyFairy Angel and featured on GrannyFairyAngel Blessings lens.

Mayapearl on May 03, 2009:

This is such a beautiful and thoughtful lens, 5 stars from me

monarch13 on February 05, 2009:

Thought provoking lens. 5 stars and welcome to Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.

anonymous on January 24, 2009:

Hi, Janiece. This is a very interesting lens. I hope lots of pregnant women and expectant dad's find it!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on January 17, 2009:

Welcome to the South Carolina Group

dahlia369 on January 15, 2009:

Thank you for joining my Squidoo group!

"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."

-- Buddha

Patricia on January 14, 2009:

Welcome to the Spirituality Group!

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