Reflexology for pregnant women is a supportive therapy used to help women during all the stages of pregnancy. Reflexology offers a safe, effective and non-invasive answer to almost all conditions that might appear during pregnancy. Pregnancy should never be considered an ailment or a burden. It is a very special time in a woman’s life. Yes, pregnancy is a long period that can be tiring; it involves having raging emotions, fear, anxiety and stress. I try to put in a lot of time and effort into educating expectant mothers about how it’s possible to have a safe and enjoyable pregnancy, and create the best environment for a safe and successful birth. The hormonal changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy provoke many physiological changes. When the following symptoms appear, reflexology can help to restore homeostasis or balance to the body, working to alleviate:
Anaemia, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, edema, blood pressure issues, constipation, hemorrhoids, and backache.
Reflexology to induce labour is used to help deliver a child using acupressure points and other reflexology techniques to provide a woman with one of the more enjoyable, calming and pleasing methods used to aid labour. Naturally induced labour using reflexology works best when the expectant mother and baby are ready for birth. This method often help prepare the cervix to ripen so labour is quicker and easier. This is for women who are overdue and want to start labour the natural way.
Reflexology energizes you. It gives you a healthier and often easier pregnancy with the added benefit of offering a greater chance of experiencing a shorter, easier labour and post-natal recovery. Scheduling a few reflexology sessions while you are pregnant is the perfect opportunity to unwind and focus on yourself and your unborn child.
Reflexology is one of the safest most supportive therapies for pregnant women AND is effective postpartum too both mother and baby. When you are both are calm and relaxed it helps to ensure better mother-child bonding, and easier breastfeeding. It assists with:
- the baby latching on;
- post-epidural pain;
- recovery following a cesarean birth;
- calms and relaxes and revitalizes mother and baby;
- balances and harmonizes the body and mind after giving birth.