Marie-Julia Guittier, Helané Wahbeh, Magali Eykerman, Renaud Evrard, Near birth experience: An exploratory study on the communication experiences with a hypothetical prenatal consciousness, EXPLORE, 2022,
ISSN 1550-8307, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2022.11.003
Objective: To evaluate if it is possible to communicate with a hypothetical prenatal consciousness of the fetus during pregnancy.
Design: This exploratory study used mixed methods and a triple-blind design. People (i.e., mediums) who could allegedly communicate with eleven pregnant women’s prenatal consciousness (N=11) collected answers to ten questions that were then verified from parental reports. Ten mediums participated, with three to eight mediums providing answers per pregnant woman.
Results: More than 1,500 statements were generated from attempts to communicate with the prenatal consciousness. Quantitative analysis showed higher agreement in spontaneously reported information versus responses to structured questions, 69.40%, and 17.63%, respectively. These results did not differ by the number of mediums per pregnant woman (three to five versus six to eight). Qualitative analysis suggested that some sessions resulted in verifiable communication with the prenatal consciousness, while others did not.
Conclusion: The results, while preliminary and requiring follow-up studies, suggest the possibility to interact with a prenatal consciousness during pregnancy and the potential of novel scientific investigations into altered states of consciousness.