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Old 01-04-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Moral Teaching of Embryo during Pregnancy

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I wasn't sure where to put this question; however, I'm carrying my 20 days embryo and I would like to know the programs for teaching it during pregnancy. I know that there are some sacred writings about this, could anyone share that with me?

Any idea is appreciated
 
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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I would personally be surprised to find any writings about teaching an embryo during pregnancy. As you are no doubt aware, from a Baha'i perspective, the time in the mothers womb is compared to the time in this world. During pregnancy, the child will gain the tools it needs to prosper in this world - such as arms, legs, eyes, etc. Once born, the child will then begin to gain tools to prosper in the spiritual world. I think morals are an important part of this stage, but I do not see any way to nourish the beginnings of this within the womb.

I think you should consider all the preparations necessary for accepting the child into your home - they are quite numerous, including ensuring a safe environment, space for the child, toys that will encourage learning, etc. Other than that, just enjoy the experience, as many mothers have told me it alone has many rewards. This is a time of bonding for yourself and baby unlike anything that will occur after it is born. Enjoy it, and remember, additional stress alone could cause complications.

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:56 AM   #3
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There is this lovely prayer:

"My Lord! My Lord! I praise Thee and I thank Thee for that whereby Thou hast favored Thine humble maidservant, Thy slave beseeching and supplicating Thee, because Thou hast verily guided her unto Thine obvious Kingdom and caused her to hear thine exalted Call in the contingent world and to behold thy Signs which prove the appearance of Thy victorious reign over all things.

O my Lord, I dedicate that which is in my womb unto Thee. Then cause it to be a praiseworthy child in Thy Kingdom and a fortunate one by Thy favor and Thy generosity; to develop and to grow up under the charge of Thine education. Verily, Thou art the Gracious! Verily, Thou art the Lord of Great Favor!"

- 'Abdu'l-Bahá 67

(Compilations, Baha'i Prayers, p. 65)
 
Old 02-01-2016, 05:37 AM   #4
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The U.K. has given scientists permission to modify human embryos. A deeply worrying development I feel.
 
Old 02-01-2016, 06:27 AM   #5
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Lots of things to do. Start singing to it, or ask your spouse to do it close to your belly. I did that to my children when they were in their mother's womb. Once they were born, the song I used to sing to them had a special soothing effect. Apart from that, they had learned to recognize my voice already before birth.

The other thing to do is to start reading prayers to the little one. Continue to do that after birth: whisper prayers in the child's ears while it's still to small to defend itself.

Wishing you the best of luck!

With buzzing greetings from


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