Pregnancy can be a wonderful time to pamper yourself and a vitally important time to look after yourself well. Pregnancy Massage is the perfect way to begin this process with a fully qualified Pregnancy Massage Therapist: Judith Peplow, specialises in Pregnancy Massage and can treat you lying on your side or on a specially made Bump Cushion which enables you to lie on your tummy.
Judith Peplow has done extra training in Pregnancy Massage and can treat you lying on your side or in whatever position you are most comfortable, Judith has a specially made Bump Cushion which enables you to lie on your tummy.
Having regular Bowen treatments throughout your pregnancy can be really helpful to balance your posture as your baby grows and your shape changes.
Anna has used Bowen effectively to help women with back pain, hip pain and sciatic pain during pregnancy.
During the third trimester of pregnancy, Bowen sessions will focus on the gentle release of tension within the soft tissue surrounding the pelvis, sacrum and diaphragm to allow space for your baby to move into the best position for their birth.
A session of Bowen can be very helpful after the birth of your baby to encourage your coccyx to get back into a good position and to restore balance in body and mind.
Amongst many other things, Homeopathy can be helpful to reduce symptoms of morning sickness in the initial stages and to support you if you are feeling anxious or worried at any time during your pregnancy.
Homeopathic remedies are safe and effective to use at all stages of pregnancy and beyond.
Acupuncture is also very helpful in pregnancy for treating conditions such as morning sickness, constipation, heartburn, nausea, back pain, symphysis pubis pain and insomnia.
For more information about Acupuncture in Pregnancy and all the conditions that can be treated please visit www.devonfertilityacupuncture.co.uk and go to the pregnancy page.
Closer to the birth Acupuncture can be very helpful in turning breech babies, easing lower back pain, induction (only if overdue and chemical induction date set, and easing the birthing process itself.
For more information about Pre-birth Preparation with Acupuncture please visit my new site www.devonfertilityacupuncture.co.uk and see 'Birth Preparation'.
Nicola Renovich, One of the Haven's Acupuncturists, has considerable experience in treating these conditions and has undertaken specialist post graduate obstetric acupuncture training.
Pre birth Acupuncture Treatments from 36 weeks can greatly reduce the likelihood of going overdue and needing induction. Pre-birth treatments have also been shown to increase the likelihood of a smooth birth without complications.
After the birth you may wish to benefit from the support of a Post Natal Doula.