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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