The above illustration (currently circulating on social media platforms) shows that the egg that created you was formed inside of your mother’s fetus while she was inside of your grandmother’s womb. So the way your grandmother and your mother lived their lives, affects you in the now.
This is why it is possible for babies to be born with deficiencies and already suffering illness; health carries down the line of women in the family. For example, a mother exposed to insecticides and mercury can pass this down to her daughter and her granddaughter. Because at the time of birth, children have inherited the lymphatic system of the mother (the lymphatic system belongs to the waste drainage system of the body), along with any genetic weaknesses from both parents.
Our physical aspects and genetic inheritance but also our beliefs, thought patterns and ultimately our actions (behaviour) are significantly influenced by our parents and ancestors.
We are part of the family group consciousness, or morphogenetic field, and my work with Family Constellation and Hypnotherapy has demonstrated again and again, that the family energy field intimately influences the lives of each of us. This means that our hearts, minds and bodies carry echoes and repercussions of traumas, physical and emotional woundings that our parents, our grandparents and even our great-grandparents experienced. Bert Hellinger, researcher, author and therapist of Family Constellations, advanced this theory long before a confirmation came from science.
In essence, waiting until you are just about to have a baby, or until you fall pregnant, to make healthier changes in your life, can be too late. What you do today affects your child decades down the line.