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8 Ways to Bond With Your Baby While Pregnant

By Devan McGuinness |

8 Ways to Bond With Your Baby While PregnantWe all lead really busy lives and it can be hard to find that time to slow down and connect with the world around us.

We have work, a partner, other kids perhaps that we are all juggling with little time and with all that going on it can be hard to connect with the little life growing. While it may not seem important until after birth, I believe that the bond is strong with a baby the moment mama finds out she is pregnant and growing that bond while pregnant is an important and amazing part of pregnancy.

I will admit, I have a hard time bonding with the baby right away when I am pregnant. It’s not that I don’t want the baby with every fiber of my being, it’s more about anxiety and fear. Having been through so much loss, I would try and shield myself from any pain until that baby is safe and in my arms, but I realized how important that bonding is.

Click through to read 8 ways you can bond with your baby while you’re pregnant:

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Bonding with Your Baby While Pregnant

Give Your Belly a Massage

If you're already using coconut oil or cocoa butter on your belly, use this time to bond with baby. A daily massage can give you the time to focus on your growing babe and will remind you to moisturise.


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About Devan McGuinness


Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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