“In my 20th week of pregnancy I was diagnosed with a very rare and serious condition known as vasa previa. This condition is very serious for the mother, and potentially fatal for the baby. A team of three doctors was making plans to admit me to the hospital at 26 weeks for complete bedrest for nine weeks through Christmas and a c-section at 34 – 35 weeks. I was so shocked about being away from my two small children for so long and all I wanted was a healthy baby, so I didn’t question much at that time.
After many sleepless nights and much anxiety, I decided to make an appointment with Amy, who was successful in helping my daughter deal with some school anxiety issues. I went in to see Amy in the hopes of calming my nerves, as I didn’t feel it was good for myself, nor the baby I was carrying, to be under so much stress. In just one session, Amy helped me realize something I knew deep down all along: I wasn’t successfully bonding with the child growing inside me due to fear. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I was afraid. Afraid for the health of the baby due to my ‘advanced maternal age’, afraid that I was being ‘greedy’ wanting one more child when I already had two healthy, happy children at home, and just afraid in general.
Amy used muscle testing and mind-body techniques to diagnose this fear, which I was then able to appropriately address. I have used her techniques, such as tapping and visualization, to picture my baby in the future. This is something that I could not do before. I could not visualize anything past my current state of pregnancy, something that was obviously adding to my fear and anxiety.
Shortly after my session with Amy I decided to go for a second opinion. The new doctors could not detect the vasa previa, but rather found that I had the more common/manageable placenta previa. They told me to go home and enjoy Christmas with my family. I will deliver by cesarean next week at 36 weeks and four days! Either I was grossly misdiagnosed in the past, or something happened during my session with Amy and thereafter when I started to emotionally heal. I will never know for sure, but I believe Amy’s techniques dramatically changed both my life and my baby’s life. Thank you Amy!”
This is the second in a series of articles about GRUDGES—the most self-sabotaging pattern a person can run. With my client above, I suspected a grudge when we discussed how her condition created potential hemorrhage for herself and the baby. Anytime I hear about bleeding that won’t stop, which thank goodness had not happened with Karen, I suspect a grudge.
Years ago, I had a peri-menopausal client whose body had grudged when her changing hormones in puberty caused normal weight gain to prepare her body for menstruation. Now, years later, as her hormones again were changing, she started having a period that never stopped. Doctors did one procedure that should have fixed the problem, but in her case, it did not help and she was then told that she would need a radical hysterectomy. When we healed the body grudge, the bleeding stopped and she required no further medical intervention. When her husband came in for his session, he thanked me for helping his wife!*
So, with this client, we did find a grudge at the root of the problem…Karen’s thyroid had just regulated the hormone imbalance that had caused depression after the birth of her second child. The body and the unconscious mind were upset when her body got pregnant right away when they tried for a third child.
Her body valued: and her Body felt this way instead:
• Hormonal & mental balance • Scared
• Mental stability • Fragile
• Good body image • Restricted
The withdrawal behavior which set the grudge into effect was when the Body stopped feeling in general and withdrew feeling connected to the baby.
The Unconscious Mind Valued: Unconscious Mind felt this way instead:
• Sanity • “I’m going crazy!”
• Mental Health • Overwhelmed
The grudge continued when her unconscious mind detached from the baby. Notice that the major danger posed by vasa previa, is the threat of the umbilical cord detaching from the uterus!
If the body and unconscious mind’s grudge weren’t bad enough, the baby grudged as well. Through information we were able to access through muscle testing, where we ask the client’s deepest wisdom Yes/No questions, we found out that the baby’s soul was insulted when her mother’s body detached from feeling the pregnancy and the unconscious mind detached from the baby.
The Baby’s Soul Valued: The Baby Felt Instead:
• Peace of Mind • Scared
• Oneness • Alone
The baby grudged by withdrawing hope for the future. All in all, several levels of Karen’s being, and her baby’s being, were affected by the grudge and not working together. No wonder the health of mother and baby were at risk!
Please read my blog next week to find out how we healed this grudge of Karen’s and set her on the path to a healthy, normal pregnancy. Do you have a recurring health issue, or one linked to excessive bleeding? Perhaps you feel that your body is betraying you or not behaving as you want it to. Please call me for a short consultation on (949) 929-5470, or email me directly at email@example.com to make an appointment.
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