THERE are many services available to women during pregnancy that can make this special time a more pleasurable experience. Natasha works with a number of therapists who can assist with pregnancy, child-birth and beyond. The therapies all work in harmony with one another therefore making mother-to-be and baby as happy and relaxed as possible.
A regular yoga practice can be incredibly benefical to pregnant women. The combination of gentle stretches, breath work and a lovely relaxation at the end of class leave many women feeling great. If you can go a class on a weekly basis as a minimum and combine that with some stretches at home you should find it really helps with pregnancy and labour. Natasha holds a pregnancy yoga qualification and holds a group class on a Monday night as well as teaching women on a one-to-one basis if that is preferable.
Osteopaths are trained to recognise and treat causes of pain. Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment which is recognised by the British Medical Association. All osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council.
Pregnancy is often a challenging time for women with the body undergoing massive postural changes. As a baby growns it alters the centre of gravity of the body from week to week. Also changes in weight and breast size often affect the body. The most common complaints osteopathy can help with are; back and leg pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, indigestion and post natal problems of the pelvis.
Richard Whitworth has worked with many pregnant women and offers treatment in the comfort of your own home. www.maidstone-osteopathy.com
Childbirth is a natural process and one that a woman's body is equipped to deal with. Childbirth should be a natural, special time for mother and baby. However, there is a lot of fear surrounding labour, whether because of the unknown or because of a previous experience. Hypnobirthing can help you access your body's own natural ability to give birth in a peaceful, relaxed way. Hypnosis is a calming tool that helps you to relax and stay calm and in control and enable you to be in charge of your child's birth. Hypnobirthing mothers are aware and in control as they go through labour and as a result giving birth is the exciting, pleasureable experience it should be.
For more information contact Paula on 01732 875346 or 07944 942260
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Reflexology is the method of applying gentle pressure to the reflex points of the feet or hands to clear energy pathways that may become blocked due to the stresses and strains of life. Reflexology is a safe, pleasant treatment that isn't invasive and is ideal for pregnancy. Reflexology can help to restore balance in women during pregnancy and can help ailments such as anxiety, constipation, haemorrhoids and insomnia and oedema. In addition the treatment is incredibly relaxing.
Mel Smith is a registered member of the Association of Reflexologists and can be contacted on 077368 44729 or via www.reflextoday.co.uk