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 mid-wife, or remember that important presentation for work you're about to leave behind at home.
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 inspite 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 which 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.
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.
2. 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...
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?
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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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!
6. 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.
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.
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.
It can be hard to trust our intuitions 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 to 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
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 knowing...no 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.
Unfortunately, the results of my old poll got deleted. Here's what this poll use to say.
Poll: How about you?
Did you simply KNOW that you were pregnant, very early in your pregnancy?
Did you experience any Intuition About Being Pregnant?
Did your baby ever seem to respond to you or communicate with you in any way, before his/her birth?
Sharing An Inner Dialogue With Your Unborn Baby
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?
Intuition About Pregnancy 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?
Family and Friend Inner Knowingness About Your Pregnancy?
Have you had any other experiences with intution related to your pregnancy, baby, or delivery?
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?
Other Experiences With Pregnancy Intuition?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I'd love to hear your story!
I'm currently collecting true stories for use in Spiritual Pregnancy Workshops, books, articles, and my website. Will you share your story with me please? (Please include your email address so I can contact you about your story. I promise not to sell your address or give it away to anyone!) Note: Your story will come directly to me.
P.S. There is a separate guestbook at the bottom of the page if you'd like to leave a non-story related comment. Thanks!!
Books About Strengthening Your Intuitive Abilities
There are steps that anyone can take to strengthen their intuition. Intuition is like a muscle in that the more you use it the stronger it gets.
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.
© 2008 JanieceTobey