Some Points to Consider in Giving Birth


By Richard Kieninger



I would like to preface my views by urging that a woman should not have a baby unless she is fully committed to the raising of her child as the primary function of her life while that child is a minor. Companionship with her husband and maintaining a household will follow naturally, happily, and lovingly when the priorities established in her by Nature are followed either by design or happenstance. If a woman does not want to be strapped to some kid, or motherhood will interfere with her career or her intention to be free of obligations, then she should not have a child. To give a child up for adoption is a disaster from which the child will never be able to compensate as long as it lives since the neurological and psychologically important bonding to its natural mother is then to no avail. An adopted baby cannot fully bond to another woman. Society does not need any more such deprived and damaged infants. A woman must deeply desire a child in order for her to maintain the best possible attitudes toward the baby growing within her, for indeed, preparation for the ideal birthing begins at conception.



An expectant mother' need to strictly avoid smoking cigarettes and breathing the side-stream smoke from other smokers requires a conscientious concern for her child's development in utero. Coffee, alcohol, aspirin (all pain relievers), insect sprays, carbon monoxide, and ingested food preservatives have an immediate effect on the neurological and brain development of the fetus, and these substances are more detrimental than ever suspected before. Contrary to bygone allegations by doctors, the placenta does not screen these substances from the baby. The fetus gets even more wired on the caffeine in a cup of coffee or tea than his mother who drank it. The establishment of neurological addictions can go back to one's days of fetal development. Even though a baby exposed to such substances may not exhibit apparent deformities after he is born, it is his all-important brain which is most susceptible to damage. Such damage is so widespread that we accept gross and subtle mental retardation of the majority of the population as natural. It is unfortunate that so many women use tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana regularly and thereby do irreparable damage to their children during the critical first six to eight weeks before they even know they are pregnant.



It is also essential that the mother-to-be maintain attitudes of confidence and cheerfulness and avoid any feelings of anxiety. Anxiety releases stress hormones into the woman's blood stream which immediately transfers to the fetus. Anxiety is detrimental to the development of intelligence at all ages, even during fetal growth of the brain and nervous system; and so a woman should strive for calm repose during pregnancy. Here the strength and support of her mate is almost essential for the woman to be anxiety-free. The man's contribution to the optimum fetal development and early mothering of his child is provided by the sense of security he provides his wife. During the last four months of her pregnancy, the mother should sing or hum soothing songs to her unborn child and talk to him. This establishes the serene sounds of her voice (which transmits through the uterus even better than through air) in the unborn infant's forming brain memory and further strengthens the instinctual, telepathic communication (bonding) between the mother and child at birth. Bonding is a middle brain function rather than a cortical or Egoic one, and the neurological mechanism upon which bonding depends develops before the Ego takes control of the baby at its first breath. The fetus responds physically to music being played in the vicinity of the mother either stressfully or reposefully depending on the kind of music. This has been verified by EEG monitoring, blood analysis, and moving pictures photographed in utero. Rock rhythms produce anxiety whereas most symphonic music produces calm in the baby before and after birth.


The woman should approach the day of birth with confidence and anticipation of pleasure. It is very reassuring for her to have undertaken breathing exercises and contractions-control exercises with her husband in the months prior to delivery It is also important to do physical exercises to build good muscle tone in her lower abdomen. Birthing is a joint effort between wife and husband and is a time to be shared together closely. Pre-knowledge by both partners of the stages of the birth process gives added confidence and calm to both of them. They work together as a team to ease the child into an environment quite alien to the one he has experienced in utero. This transition must be made as smoothly, quickly, painlessly, and free of anxiety as possible. The prevailing atmosphere of the delivery—before, during, and after—must be one of calm, orderliness, and confidence.



The best place for birth is at home where the mother's activities can continue as normally as possible right up to the time of final dilation of the cervix. The delivery room should be dimly lit and quiet; and in the best interests of proper bonding by the new-born infant, be kept private except for the husband and the midwife (or other attendant). The presence of other people would tend to break the flow of her delivery, for the mother must disengage from intellectual thinking (and fear) toward a zen-like surrender to natural body instincts. Her husband reminds her against premature bearing down simply by his breathing which she has practiced with him to follow in almost automatic, sympathetic response. She lies down in bed only for examinations to determine how far her cervix has dilated. The usual four sharp “pains” of final dilation are accompanied by feelings of surges of power soon to be followed by ecstatic expulsion. The actual birth is accomplished in a squatting position or while kneeling or on a split stool supporting the two sides of the buttocks separately. The supine position, on the other hand, would require her body to force the baby upward through the birth canal and against the perineum which then rises tautly like a wall at the opening. Squatting relieves the need for an episiotomy and makes gravity an ally to the mother's uterine and abdominal muscle contractions. In all events, the use of any pain relieving drugs is to be avoided since these also affect the baby adversely and often cause breathing distress problems which can produce permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen. (Scientific estimates indicate 40% of all hospital-delivered babies suffer permanent brain damage due to oxygen deprivation.) Furthermore, the use of anesthetics blocks the bonding process between mother and child which Nature intends to have occur during the first hour after delivery. It is not possible for complete bonding to be established after the child is four hours old, even though a reduced level of bonding can be established over the next few months if the first four hours were missed.



As soon as the baby is born, the mother can lean back and hold the child against her body and nurse him in order to relax the baby and dissipate the stress hormones transmitted from the mother's blood stream and the adrenalin which the child's body itself generated in order to have all his body functions operating at peak efficiency for his confining and stressful passage down the birth canal. The child's nursing the breast hastens delivery of the placenta; and during this contact with the mother (both preferably being nude) the child is again in tune with the sounds and rhythms of his mother's body to which his brain and sensory systems had become accustomed in utero. The mother should speak to the new-born child and sing to him. Another very important activity is for the mother to massage the baby's skin all over, incidentally working the vernix into the baby's skin, and then stroke him lightly and affectionately all over his body. Light stroking should be a regular, several-times-a-day procedure for the first few months at least. This activates the whole sensory system and digestive system and stimulates forming brain structures which will improve later learning ability and increase brain-muscle coordination. The umbilical cord need not be cut until after the placenta is delivered. This wait assures that the infant's body has changed its internal blood circulation circuit entirely to the lungs from the umbilical artery. The cord must not be cut until it is white and without any evidence of circulation of blood in it.


After the placenta has been delivered and the midwife has determined that there is no exceptional bleeding or tear that needs stitching, the mother and child should be left entirely alone for about an hour in the quiet, dimly lit room in order for the bonding process to cement the ESP relationship between them. The mother establishes eye contact and smiles and talks and sings and nurses and cuddles and strokes her infant so that thereafter she can actually sense all the needs and feelings of her infant's body and emotions on the basis of telepathy and micro-kinetic muscle signals. All mammals, including Homo Sapiens, have this ESP ability which occurs on a level below conscious control. The bonding and imprinting intended by Nature during the first few hours of life allows the baby to employ his mother's instincts or consciousness to communicate his needs. More importantly, it sustains a continuity of experience which minimizes the shock of leaving the uterus into an entirely new environment. While the baby was in utero, he had no personality or sexual differentiation so far as the mother was concerned, but now she becomes acquainted with the living reality of her new-born child and she establishes a love affair which is actively participated in by both her and the baby. The potential for mother love must now actually be activated by getting acquainted. This is a mutual pleasure beyond compare. The child smiles and coos and responds Ego to Ego as well as brain to brain.



Child and mother should henceforth remain in close physical contact for literally the next six months. We need to adopt a special style of clothing for the new mother so she can be in contact with her baby all day long. The mother's body-motions while she works and the total sensory stimulation of accompanying mother in all her activities is optimum for the baby's growing brain. A front-carrying sling should be designed to allow the mother's hands to be free and yet have the baby in intimate contact. The baby should not have to wear any clothing or diaper during the day. Surprisingly, the properly bonded mother knows without fail when her baby is about to eliminate urine or feces and so neither of them is ever soiled. Baby and household always smell sweet. This procedure is practiced by “primitive” cultures scattered over all parts of the world from the Arctic to the tropics. At night when mother sleeps, the baby is at her side in her bed. The security provided by this unity between bonded mother and child affords a sound psychological platform from which the baby can explore the world when he is able to crawl. It forms the basis of a well-balanced independence for the child unlike anything we're accustomed to in Western Civilization. When the complete neurological stimulation intended by Nature is not thwarted, the intelligence of the child and a “precocious” muscular ability of the child comes forth to develop a comparatively “superhuman” vehicle to serve the needs of the Ego magnificently. And this is just the beginning six months of life we are discussing. In Adelphi and in Philadelphia on the Pacific island we can unshackle the giants we should all have become through proper conformance with the perfect, natural plan designed into us by our Angelic Creators. However, it requires a different set of community customs and a level of complete support from everyone in the community.



Total mothers are the key to a New Civilization of unrigged brains and confident bodies which can be exemplified in the next generation. The potential for motherhood being able to provide a woman with a full measure of physical, psychological, and spiritual gratification when she gives birth has been overlaid by destructive cultural anxieties, goals, and attitudes which have all but submerged Nature's preprogramming to elevate woman to a life of profound fulfillment. But then too, our Apollonian scientific philosophies and patriarchal traditions have conspired to prevent modern woman from being able to even respond in accordance with our Creators' intent to have her blend thoroughly with a mate prior to motherhood, and this has robbed both men and women in our culture of psycho-sexual completeness and health. We human beings are part of this world and share in the experience of all life. When we stop trying to overcome Nature and its supposed shortcomings, we can again attune ourselves with God's perfect plan and speed human progress toward Mastership.


Future Generations

A principal task of the Nation of God is to provide the kind of environmental and social support for families that will promote ideal birthing, child-raising and education since the development of balanced citizens is essential to creating a real civilization. An economic system that allows a husband by himself to comfortably support his wife and children is equally important. These are key goals of the Nation of God. True spirituality stems from psychological and emotional completeness, and these depend upon a fully functioning brain and sound life experiences. Our priorities need to be directed toward giving every child high intelligence. The resulting adults can thus form a more perfect social milieu for future generations to become even more advanced and fully, richly human.