Mother’s IntuitionApril 14, 2012 No Comments
I’ve always believed in mother’s intuition, even more so when my daughter, less than two years old had a strain of flu she couldn’t shake. I was taking her to the doctors everyday because the antibiotics didn’t seem to be working and she was losing energy.
One particular day, I got a doctor who listened to her chest and said casually, “Your daughter has pneumonia, give her lots of fluids, continue medication and rest, along with pats on her chest to dislodge the mucus from her lungs”.
As I drove home I had a nagging feeling I couldn’t ignore. Looking back it was my ’mother knows best’ voice distilling the doctor’s medical advice.
Convincing my husband, we took our daughter to hospital and discovered our daughter was very sick and she had to be admitted for over a week. To this day, I’m thankful my mother’s intuition blared like our neighbours outside radio warding off magpies.
Recently in Northwest Argentina, another mother who I’m sure is thankful she tuned into her mother’s intuition, requested to see her stillborn baby 12 hours after she had been born. When they opened the baby’s coffin they found her alive.
Though stories abound, there has never been acceptance of the power of a mother’s intuition in science or even in the medical profession, that is until now. Psychiatrist and intuitive healer, Judith Orloff says, “Mother’s have an incredible radar for their children”.
Judith is an author of several books including a New York Times bestseller. Her latest book, “Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Story and Shows You How to Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom” (Three Rivers Press, 2010), chronicles the discovery of her own gift of intuition and her mother’s deathbed confession.
“A mother carries a child for nine months and the bond begins at the moment of conception,” she explains. It’s the initial physical closeness she believes that forms the basis for mother’s intuition, and over the years she has heard many stories about it.
Judith also says that electronic devices interfere with a mother’s intuition by blocking telepathic brain waves. If so, then for me this heightens the importance of the Baby Signs program as a vital tool for parents in early baby communication. Having your baby use signs such as “hurt”, “hot” or “cold” do more than provide communication between parent and child, it provides important clues to your baby’s health.
Now when a mother says ”I just don’t know, it doesn’t feel right”, I validate her and encourage further investigation. After all I figure, it could be a matter of life or death.
For more information about Judith Orloff http://www.drjudithorloff.com/