Reflexology is an incredibly useful, supportive therapy during pregnancy, helping to take some much needed time out to nurture and care for yourself and help ease the physical aches and pains of your (often quickly!) changing body and encouraging a positive, relaxed outlook. These sessions are intended to help reduce stress and anxiety, manage changes in mood and appetite, encourage healthy circulation of blood and lymph, reduce fluid retention and discomfort and aid restful sleep. Available only from the second trimester onward.
Due Date sessions are intended to encourage the body's contraction response and many women have found them effective in avoiding being induced. They are available for women who are 40 weeks and 4 days+ however in certain circumstances they are also available for 40 weeks+. Please visit Maternity | Due Date for more information.
A Special Delivery
One of my clients, Stephanie*, attended Maternity Reflexology sessions during her 2nd trimester and then my Birth Preparation Plan in the weeks leading up to her due date. She was keen to avoid being induced and attended a Due Date Reflexology session, giving birth to her healthy baby 48 hours later. Read more about Stephanie's experience in my blog post, A Special Delivery.
Blessingway (Mother's Blessing)
The Blessingway is a Goddess led ceremony in circle celebrating the expectant mother and offering blessings to both the mother and baby. For women who wish to celebrate their upcoming motherhood, the Blessingway is a spiritual and shamanic gathering that many women arrange either as an addition, or as an alternative, to a baby shower. These can be conducted one to one or in a group session. Please visit the Blessingway page for more details.