When we find out we are pregnant, our minds immediately switch to the importance of feeding our bodies a diet rich in clean, healthy foods. We try to avoid processed foods, for the most part, and instead choosing whole foods to keep our own bodies strong and healthy — and to keep our absorption and digestion functioning well.
The quality of water, food, and air that we take into our own bodies as mothers will contribute to building the cells that will form the organs, bones, and the nervous system of our baby's body, starting them out on the path that will be their life outside the womb.
Our choices contribute to building the very bodies that babies will be born into. Awesome, right?
It's not just food that we are digesting, assimilating, and sharing with our unborn babies; we're also taking in and "digesting" impressions from conversations with friends, from the movies that we watch, and the music we listen to. Pregnant or not, we are taking in everything that we come in contact with, the beneficial and the not-so-beneficial.
Let me offer a few examples: all of us can think of a conversation that we've had with a friend that has made us feel light and carefree — your mind is clear and stress-free, if only for a short time. You feel more emotionally resilient, maybe even to the point of giving the guy who took your parking spot a free pass.
You are buoyed by your good dose of friendship. If we monitor your heart and blood pressure rates (like they have in many studies) you would likely exhibit ideal numbers for some time following your light & loving conversation.