Conscious Birth and our Limbic Imprints.

By Nicole Moore
Mar 2015

Conscious; – aware of and responding to one’s surroundings or circumstances; awake. Sensitive, concerned with, deliberate and intentional…

Birth; – emergence, genesis, dawning. Coming into existence, a person’s origin, commencement.

Limbic Imprint ReCoding: – conscious co-creation of new imprints, (base lines or comfort zones) for your nervous system to operate from. New, parallel realities of conception, gestation, birth, and formative years are created to inform the limbic system, which governs the emotional body, our generational patterns, and ways of perceiving. ReCoding occurs using a collection of simple yet profound processes merging conscious movement, meditation, visualisation, breathwork, touch, theatrical play, and various integrative techniques.

Conscious birth is both a deeply spiritual experience and it can be approached in a scientific manner…  Today, we have so much information on the biological processes involved in birth, the physiology of the experience, that it is possible to enter birth in a conscious manner, without any incense at all!

We know now that Babies arrive wide open to receive love. Their senses are more heightened than they will ever be again, with neurological and psychological habits of perception, understanding and response patterns, being set at an incredible rate. Optimally the feelings of being loved, accepted, adored, completely safe and connected to everyone around them will be imprinted. This ‘limbic imprint,’ created in conception, gestation, birth, and the early years stays with us throughout our lives, creating a subconscious emotional comfort zone and ‘settings’ for our nervous systems.

Women all over the world are beginning to take up the knowledge that how we as humans are brought into the world has a lifelong impact on our psychology and our perceptions and understanding of life. Women are embracing natural, conscious birth for their own and their offsprings physical & psychological wellbeing and being blessed by visits to the spiritual peaks of their lifetime.

“Hormonally, natural birth is the most passionate experience that we will ever have. Oxytocin, endorphins, adrenaline, noradrenaline, and prolactin together orchestrate the physical processes of birth (and sexual activity, incidentally!) enhancing efficiency, safety, and ease for both mother and baby. This hormonal cocktail also rewards birthing mothers with the experience of ecstasy and fulfilment, making us want to give birth again and again. All mammals share virtually the same hormonal crescendo at birth, and this is a necessary pre-requisite for mothering in most species, switching on instinctive maternal behaviour and creating a blueprint for love in the baby.”  writes Sarah Buckley (link to; Mother of four, GP, author, and birth advocate in her article, “Healing Birth, Healing the Earth”

Sadly, there is no empirical data documenting the long lasting effects this kind of conscious birth experience might have on a person – Baby or Mother. Yet there are reams of anecdotal evidence that suggests this kind of peak experience has long lasting, widespread effects on the psyche of both. There are obvious reasons why there are reduced chances of postnatal depression if a mother feels happy with her birth. From the opposite angle, there is a lot of data making correlations between certain birth interventions and later behavioural issues, or personality tendencies. Dr William Emerson’s research details these correlations. When we do imaginative birth meditations like the Limbic Imprint ReCoding process, we can feel for ourselves what a gift it is to give a baby a soft, gentle birth.

When we participate in Limbic Imprint ReCoding, we re-experience our birth, have another (or a first) sip of the ‘hormonal cocktail of birth.’  Get familiar there. Create a parallel experience for our nervous system to relate to, an experience of being born in a safe, loving, warm environment of trust and love, where everything is taken care of. And then, both whilst integrating the process and as ‘real life’ re-engages, we keep choosing that ‘frequency.’  It helps to revisit the meditation every so often, to reconnect and recreate that unique experience of birth bliss, that “undeniable rightness of being.” (Elena Vladimirova – link to www.

This new arrival experience (your calling to Earth, conception, gestation, birth) and the reconnect that occurs through it, are incredibly invigorating. The most common result of the Birth Into Being workshops is that people go on to birth projects, new ventures, life changes and of course, babies – “with grace and ease” (Birth As We Know It – link to

As conscious birth preparation, Limbic Imprint ReCoding is highly suitable. Clearing, or at least exploring, your own birth trauma, acknowledging generational patterns in your family, prior to delivery, (or for beautifully attentive parents, pre-conception) will mean it’s less likely to surface in the birth, and if it does, you will be familiar and more enabled to move through it. We also endeavour to reframe deeply held, inhibiting beliefs one might have lurking within, that could arise and get in the way whilst giving birth, creating a new project, artwork, or perspective, or just trying to happily live the blessed life you have.

Author Bruce Lipton says, “Conscious parenting is the rule of the day to help us evolve from the planetary mess we are in.”  Addressing the gap between the way we were parented, and the way we wish to parent, is an integral part of the Conscious Parenting path. Likewise, even for those without children, parenting our inner child in the way we wish we had been, un-obstructing the flow of life force

Nicole Moore lives a low impact lifestyle in rural Australia. Deep in the forest, by the sea, she lives with her partner of 12 years with their two children of 10 and 7yrs, in an environmentally focused, intentional community. Both of her children were born at home, naturally, in their own time. She was blessed, with two insightful, expansive births, experiencing waterbirth, lotus birth and a birth ‘en caul.’ She loved practicing Elimination Communication / Nappy Free with both babes, from birth, and considers herself part of a growing movement dedicated to natural, bliss full birth – opening up our interconnected neurological pathways to touch the divine whilst bringing in new life to our shared evolution.