Exposed in the Womb

addicted baby, baby in handWhat You Can Do

 

In the 1990’s during the “crack baby” crisis, I spent time volunteering at a local hospital in Philadelphia “holding the babies.”  I had injured my back and had been unable to work for several months.  When I became able to sit for a short period of time, I wanted to be a service in the world. Holding the tiniest of babies was very rewarding.
 
I had not created Ask & Receive at the time.  In fact, I didn’t even know of Energy Psychology.  So all I could do was comfort the babies with my physical touch.
 
I recently saw the following headline on my Virginia Beach paper:  “Exposed in the Womb, fighting in the Cradle”.  I rarely read newspapers and am shocked that I even noticed these words.  But the words truly caught my attention.
 
The article discussed the increase in the number of babies being exposed to drugs while in the womb, especially opioids.  The number of drug exposed babies doubled in Virginia area from 2006 to 2016. Nationally, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the incidence reached 6 per 1,000 hospital births in 2013, up from 1.5 in 1999. More recent data is not available.
 
A neonatologist who was interviewed locally said that “even during the wave of highly publicized cocaine babies into the 1980’s and 1990’s, the numbers were not as high nor the symptoms as prolonged” as he is seeing now.

These opioid exposed babies are easy to identify.  They have high-pitched, harsh cries, backs that arch when picked up, scrapes on their knees from fretfully scuffing against the mattress, ravenously hungry but not able to suck well. Any touch, even rubbing their toes, can make the infants shriek in pain and become inconsolable.
 
Volunteers are helping out the nurses with swaddling and holding the babies closely.  I volunteered before and I want to again.  But we now also have Ask & Receive to help these babies in addition to just holding.

How Ask & Receive made a difference.

 

In one of my earliest Internet interviews, a social worker called into the show to share her experience with a baby born addicted to heroin and methadone, like these babies.

The social worker came to the foster mother’s home to help with a 17 day old baby who was constantly crying in a tight, clenched position and not sleeping more than 30 minutes at a time.  She took the baby and let the foster mom get some rest.  As she held the baby, she started saying Ask & Receive sentences to her.

 

There is a part of your being that already knows that even though there has been confusion in your body, you are safe now and you are loved so you can relax.

That part of your being is willing to inform the rest of you now.

It is doing so now with grace and ease.

Your mind, body and spirit are receiving this information.

Information transfer is now complete.

As she repeated the Ask & Receive sentences, the baby’s body started to relax.  Her arms opened up and dropped to her sides. Her body softened and she fell asleep. The foster mother woke up 2 hours laterfrantic because the baby had never slept that long. She was frightened and then astounded that the baby’s breathing was so slow and regular. The foster mother reported the next day that the baby never returned to her previous agitated state. She said she was a “different child”.  The social worker later reported that this change was maintained even after a week.
I believe that Ask & Receive changed that child’s life.

 

 

addicted baby, baby in hand

Here are some examples of some phrases to put in the first line of the Ask & Receive Protocol.

 

The Five Sentences of Ask and Receive

There is a part of your being that already knows (insert statement from below).

That part of your being is willing to inform the rest of you now.

It is doing so now with grace and ease.

Your mind, body and spirit are receiving this information.

Information transfer is now complete.

 

  1. Your body is safe now and it is safe to relax.
  2. Even though you were exposed to many chemicals in the womb, your body knows how to easily and gently detox these chemicals out of your body.
  3. You are safe and you are loved so you can relax now.
  4. All the pain and discomfort in the womb is over now and it is safe for you to let down your guard and relax.
  5. Your body is healing and easily returning to normal function.
  6. You survived your time in the womb, you survived your birth and you are alive.
  7. Even though your little body felt attacked in the womb, that is over now and it is safe for you to be calm and sleep.
  8. Even though you felt threatened in the womb, that is over now. You are in a safe environment so your body and relax, settle and sleep.

How You Can Help

 

If you are a health care provider for these babies, please try using the Ask & Receive procedure.  You can say it to yourself. No one will know.

If you know anyone who is a health care provider for these babies, please forward this material.

If you are able, offer to volunteer in the hospital units and try using the Ask & Receive processes.

You can do Ask & Receive on behalf of the babies from the comfort of your home or office.
 
Thank you for your time and attention.  I believe we have a way to really make a difference in the lives of these infants.

With Love and Gratitude,

Sandi

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