Relaxation and birth visualization techniques

feel the love that already exists between you even now. This baby is coming into your life now, making family. It's supposed to be coming to you, to __________, your husband, whatever the timing. The right time to be born.

To personalize: insert husband's name in the previous blank. If your situation varies, such as single parenthood or an unmarried partnership, change the sentence accordingly, putting in names of people who your baby will know as family when he or she is born.

Your body knows if you're growing a boy or a girl, knows how, _______, knows how to make that baby on the inside as it grows, beginning to grow into family now, another person in the family, already on the inside of your body now. You can feel the baby's knee and foot and hand press through the waters, through the bag of water inside your womb. The inside cells of your womb are actually touching your baby on the inside now. As if you could, _______, touch your baby, as if you could touch your baby's forehead with your lips, with a kiss. Without even needing to think about it now, baby knows how to settle deep, deep, deep into the pelvis, as the baby gets ready to be born. Your hips adjust, _______, adjust and adapt around the baby's head as it descends down, down just a little more, just a little more, with each hour closer and closer to the time when your baby will come right down on the inside of the cervix. At the right time, just as flowers bloom in spring, and rain falls to the earth. Without your even needing to think about it.

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