From the early stages of morning sickness to delivery discomfort, pregnancy can be physically demanding. Reflexology can help with relief of the following complaints during pregnancy:
- Morning sickness
- Nausea & headaches
- Pain & discomfort
- Loss of bladder control
- Stress & anxiety
- Lack of sleep & fatigue
- Digestive problems e.g. constipation
- Swollen/puffy ankles & legs
Reflexology can play an important role during the birth. Many women have reflexology to encourage labour, especially if they are overdue. Reflexology stimulates the release of oxytocin, the hormone that starts uterine contractions. So forget hot curries and running around the tennis court and use your feet instead.
During labour Reflexology helps to keep the body relaxed and calm and may be useful for pain control.
The father-to-be may also experience disruption to his everyday life and playing the supportive partner and the worry of fatherhood can be equally stressful!
Once a baby has arrived, parents’ lives may be thrown into unusual routines, lack of sleep, feeding times and general exhaustion.
Reflexology can help to:
- Calm & relax
- Increase energy levels
- Re-balance the body
- Stabilize body weight
- Aid lactation
- Prevent post-natal depression
Reflexology can help to make any pregnancy an enjoyable, happy experience.