Pregnancy

Care for you
and the new life inside you

Read about
Fertility Reflexology
and Tips to Conceive,
Labour & Birth,
Post Natal and
Reflexology for children

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Keep your body balanced during pregnancy

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Pregnancy and Reflexology

Once pregnant, the body undergoes many changes to cater for the growing embryo then foetus. Every system in the body is affected. This can also cause a lot of discomfort:

Therefore, it's important for your health as an expectant mother, and for the health of the new life inside you, that steps are taken to ensure everything is kept in balance.

It's a time when you need to be nurtured and cherished as well as supported in the pregnancy. This is where Reflexology may prove most beneficial. New mothers increasingly report they believe regular visits to a maternity reflexologist, as well as a healthy lifestyle throughout pregnancy, helped them to have not only a good labour and birthing but a speedy recovery.

The therapist may even be able to feel the baby growing - first as a little tadpole, and then you yourself may be able to see a growing bulge on the inner side of your foot, just above the heel, maybe larger on one foot than the other. The feet really do reflect what's going on in the body, and it's hard to dispute when you get to the nine month mark!

Mums might start asking at this time if reflexology can bring on the labour for them. However, in line with the aims of balancing the body, if it's not time for the baby to budge then it will stay put! However, having received reflexology will make sure that your body is in the best possible state to deal with the labour.

Research has shown that regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy can reduce the incidence of very post mature babies (after 41 weeks) and shorten the duration of labour, with many women requiring less pain-relief. Other benefits include:

There are certain contra-indications to maternity reflexology treatments. In these cases Reflexology may not be suitable. During the initial consultation this will be discussed.