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A Mother’s Love Knows No Boundaries

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A Mother’s Love Knows No Boundaries

That little thumper seen and heard in the ultrasounds of mothers-to-be is much more than a pump for the unborn baby’s blood. Research by the nonprofit Institute of HeartMath® (IHM) shows the heart can play an intricate role in how parents interact with their children from infancy until they go out into the world. As we remember and honor mothers this holiday, findings from IHM research lend credence to a universally held notion about a mother and child’s connection.

An IHM study showed that when a mother placed her attention on her infant, she became more sensitive to the subtle electromagnetic signals generated from the infant’s heart. The infant’s heart signal was clearly detected in the mother’s brainwaves, a revelation likely to cause parents and caregivers to wonder how much they might be interacting with their children. This and other findings by IHM researchers have contributed greatly to understanding the language of the heart and how it can be utilized to improve parenting strategies. (Read more about the mother-baby study in this IHM article.

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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1:19PM PDT on May 13, 2012

Thank you Sara for the article.

9:15PM PDT on May 12, 2012

A Mother's Love . . . .there is nothing like it.

9:10PM PDT on May 12, 2012

"Protect your heart because out of it spring the issues of life." That is what came to mind as I read this about the heart. To be in touch with our own heart can make us more sensitive to the hearts of others. And little children, I think, have the best hearts. As parents we can learn so much from our children/grandchildren and other peoples children.We have to 'listen' and be open to what they are saying out loud and even in their silences. Open to their hearts.

12:09PM PDT on May 12, 2012

"...when a mother placed her attention on her infant, she became more sensitive..." says so much, not just about good mothering, but about being a good human. Once we focus on the other, instead of me, things change...

11:59AM PDT on May 12, 2012

ummm, not every mother.

7:21AM PDT on May 12, 2012


6:40AM PDT on May 12, 2012

Interesting article.

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