Connecting with Older Children during Pregnancy

by Rita Brhel on February 2, 2012

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When Kathleen Mitchell-Askar was pregnant with her first child, she wrote in her journal nearly every day about what she felt and the changes she was experiencing. Once a week, she went to a prenatal yoga class and she listened to special meditations to connect with her baby. If she wasn’t at work or caring for the home, she used to just lie down and feel her baby sweep her elbows and knees across her belly. Pregnancy with her second child brought an entirely different experience on The Attached Family online magazine at

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Rita Brhel (124 Posts)

Rita Brhel, CLC, API Leader, is the Publications Coordinator for Attachment Parenting International. She also works as a WIC Breastfeeding Counselor at Hastings, Nebraska, USA, and is a freelance agricultural journalist. She lives with her husband and 3 children on a sustainable family farm. She enjoys crocheting, listening to music, photography, reading biographies, being with nature, volunteering with 4-H, and singing at church.

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