The Holistic Pregnancy
This is a contributed post.
Giving birth is one of the most magical and beautiful things in nature. It is the essence of life, to reproduce and is the most beautiful beginning to each new cycle of life.
There are lots of ways to prepare yourself for labour and the first year of this special time with your newborn, one less promoted by our health services is the holistic one. However you cannot ignore the very spiritual elements of the reproduction process. It is one we share with all living things on the planet.
Reiki offers an emotional and physical support to mother and baby. It is well known that pregnancy puts huge stress on the expectant mother and it is vital they stay in good health both mentally and physically to ensure the health and happiness of the newborn. It is a practice that can deliver a deep sense of calm and positivity to both mother and unborn child.
Practiced in the first trimester it is a good way to reduce exhaustion and nausea. It also helps to relieve stretching and aching, reduces anxiety in the mother whilst helping baby overcome sleep problem, colic and enhances motor activity. During labour it has proved to lessen pain and help a woman to control the pain, making delivery a little easier and less stressful on the baby.
Sometimes, complications can arise in labour which are unavoidable. A common issue is when the baby's shoulder becomes trapped behind the pubic bone and inhibits the baby from being able to leave the birth canal. Whilst Reiki is not the answer to healing the physical complications of this and we would advise seeking advice from a good erbs palsy lawyer, Reiki can help in the prevention and also give relief to the emotional impact of this medical condition both to the mother and the baby.
Whist it is not an instant cure for all ills, it is a brilliant practice to support modern medicine. Regular treatments can help with circulation, energy levels and elimination for toxins. It gives you a better mental and spiritual outlook and assist your body to heal and maintain itself. Deep relaxation will help you cope with the anxiety and distress during labour which will have a great positive impact on your baby and help create a more spiritual bond.
Birth is known to be a major life changing experience and often new mothers talk about buried emotions and insecurities from the past, resurfacing after they give birth. Reiki can help with this unfinished business to improve your spiritual and mental health.
Coupled with baby massages and a good strong relationship with your family, taking this holistic approach to your pregnancy could deepen your personal experience and bond with everyone involved.
Always get a professional opinion before starting anything new when you are pregnant and ensure Reiki practitioner you are using understands the medical elements of your pregnancy. Then sit back, relax and get ready for the most special event of your life.
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