Prenatal Massage & Bodywork
We know intuitively that massage has many benefits, and especially in pregnancy. One particular study shows regular prenatal massage to ease leg and back pain, relieve depression and anxiety, and even reduce the risk of premature labor, shorten labor length by 3 hours, and reduce pain and need for medication (Field, 2011).
The Spinning Babies approach offers additional exercises to practice at home and specific releases in pregnancy and labor for round ligament, back and leg pain, fetal positioning, and stalled labor due to a number of uterine and pelvic structural reasons.
As a “Spinning-Babies Aware” practitioner with prenatal massage training and experience over 40 births attended as a DONA-certified doula and lactation counselor, I offer bodywork that is focused on the whole body, emotions and energetic field, as well as specifically addressing balance and alignment in the torso, pelvis, uterus and supportive ligaments, and fetal position.
Prenatal and postnatal sessions focus on stress and anxiety reduction, fetal position, round ligament and low back relief, balancing the pelvis for labor, abdominal postpartum recovery, and shoulder relief for nursing.
Prenatal, Fetal Position or Labor Preparation Massage
On-call Labor Massage (at home, hospital or birth center)
Postnatal or C-Section Scar Massage
Postpartum Doula Support