The Secret Life of Babies
Many years ago, I read the books The Secret Life of the Unborn Child  by Thomas Verny, MD, and Babies Remember Birth  by David Chamberlain, PhD. Both authors used regression hypnosis to take people back to their birth experience, and both discovered that people often remembered many details of their birth—including who was present, what was said and how the parents felt about the new arrival. They were interesting reads, to say the least.
Ever since then, I have paid close attention to the beginning of life when taking cases. An infant’s precious time in utero, the sometimes dramatic events that take place during labor and delivery, as well as the time shortly after birth all have the potential to affect an individual for life, sometimes crippling the person physically or mentally.
This connection generally remains unknown to the parents of the child or to the adult individual until they seek help for various concerns from a homeopathic practitioner or sometimes a regression therapist.
Homeopathic Case Taking
Homeopaths have long known that a mother’s state during pregnancy as well as events during labour and delivery can affect a child. When taking the case of an infant or child, a good homeopath therefore asks many detailed questions about these times.
The same attention to early experiences is a recommended part of a thorough case-taking for adult clients, although precise information about the pregnancy history and the birth may not always be available.
The homeopath may question the mother about her emotional state during the pregnancy; whether she experienced any traumatic events with strong emotions while pregnant; her dreams during that time; her relationship with her partner, family members and co-workers; any medical concerns and interventions; food cravings and aversions; and more.
This line of questioning is especially important if a child has suffered problems from birth or from an early age, as two cases from my practice will illustrate.
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Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH is a homeopath with a special interest in children with developmental and behavioural concerns. Cases are all from her practice. Names have been changed, to protect privacy. The cases were published with permission and are intended for education in homeopathy only. They are not intended as medical advise or solicitation. Homeopathy treats the person, not the condition.
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
Classical and Modern Homeopathy
Sooke, BC, Canada
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