This is a really lovely article on prenatal psychology (author unknown) from Magazine 8 about ‘The Womb as a Classroom’. I particulary like the notion “the mother sends to her child “biological postcards from the world outside” with tales from the future.” This is well worth a read for personal reflection on our own story and also for the new ones we bring into the world.
Even before a person is born, they are equipped with crucial knowledge of the world. They have gained that knowledge through the mother, who serves as a medium “transmitting” via biochemical signals information from the outside world. Everything the mother eats and the emotions she experiences influence the child and long before it is born into this world, the baby is prepared for some situations. The latest research in prenatal psychology sheds light on the experience we gain during the nine months spent in our mother`s womb.
It also goes on to say,
The mother signals her unborn child about the challenges it is going to face in the environment it is to be born in. In that way she informs the child about its chances of survival and helps the baby to adapt in such a way as to improve those chances. In the words of science populariser Annie Murphy Paul, the mother sends to her child “biological postcards from the world outside” with tales from the future.