While you are pregnant you may, or may not, find it very difficult to find time to settle down and talk to your baby. If you do find it difficult to connect with the baby inside of your belly, I suggest you start to try! Even if you do have a strong connection to your baby already, it is important to check in with him/her! A great way to go about this is through meditation. I already posted a blog on basic meditation tips: sitting up with a straight spine, being in a comfortable environment, practicing regulary, and just allowing yourself to BE. If you need a mind refresher, read the previous blog! For this meditation, you want to find yourself following all of the above suggestions, but also place your hands on your belly. Spread your hands out wide and cover as much of your belly/baby as you can. Just sit your hands here and simply breathe. Feel your belly move up and down as you breathe in and out. Do this for a few breaths. Allow yourself to really feel any movements your baby may be making. As you take an inhale, allow a slight smile to emerge on your lips as you feel the baby moving inside of you. As you exhale, imagine any fears or worries to exit your mind. Continue to do this for as long as you need to. Inhale a smile and exhale the worry of baby not gaining adequate weight. Inhale a smile and exhale the worry of financial preperations for baby. Inhale a smile and exhale the fear of pain of childbirth. Inhale a smile and exhale the fear of your baby being born with any disease. Inhale a smile and exhale the worry of you gaining too much weight. Whatever negative feelings you may be going through, simply blow them out! Take one deep breathe then exhale two times longer. Simply go back to feeling your belly, and your baby. Do this again for a couple of breaths. Then take a nice filling inhale and see your baby surrounded by your water inside of your belly. Exhale. Take another deep breath and visualize more features of your baby, maybe the fingers or toes. Exhale. Take another deep breath and see your baby even better! Exhale twice as long as your inhale. Now go back to simply feeling your belly rise and fall with each inhale and exhale. Do this for as long as you can. Breathing, holding your growing belly, that holds your baby. Allowing yourself to simply BE with your baby.