The incredible changes of a women’s body in pregnancy takes enormous adjustments from hormonal activity to increased fluids and pressure that can cause significant strain. Myotherapy encourages the ability to maintain essential balance for a healthy pregnancy and stress free fetal development.
Pregnancy Myotherapy encourages expectant mothers to help give their baby the best start to life with correct posture and pelvic balance. Specific care for the changing needs of a women in pregnancy means it is vital to understand the bio-mechanics of the body to help prevent common pregnancy ailments and conditions.
From the hips and lower back often struggling to support the growing belly, Myotherapy works with a range of symptoms such as anterior pelvic tilt from constant hip flexing to internal shoulder rotation from side sleeping and growing chest weight. Benefits of treatment in pregnancy include vital circulation compromised by added pressure on major veins and arteries especially through the pelvis, affecting the legs.
Regular treatments prevent accumulated stress inhibiting fetal development birth. Birth preparation & education helps prevent unnecessary need for medical interventions that require significant rehabilitation.
There are many things that can be explored to help prevent a stressful pregnancy and birth experience that we encourage women to consider, mentioned below.
3 Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy
Yoga for birth helps maintain balance for the growing body to prevent blood stagnation and postural strain. It also has the benefits of increasing essential flexibility for birth while enhancing vital strength and energy often depleted in pregnancy. Helping to eliminate waste and toxins that accumulate as the bodily fluids increase, pre-natal Yoga helps maintain a strong immune system, vital for the demands of pregnancy. Reducing stress and cultivating calm, Yoga prepares the body for a more efficient labour and birth, particularly for the pelvis and perineum to prevent strain in labour. Nina Isabellla from Mamashanti Yoga for Birth teaches many birthing skills in her workshops. She also runs regular classes, retreats and a private clinic for those wanting more one-one focus.
Pre & post-natal treatment
The gravitational shift occurring in fetal development increases the likelihood of lower back pain. Sometimes morning sickness, dizziness and nausea reduces the ability to exercise and keep active, further weakening the integrity of muscles.
Pre-natal treatments maintain balance where blood stagnation occurs because of restricted mobility in the body. Regular treatment can mean the difference between a comfortable, relaxed pregnancy and one more defined by aches and pains.
Myotherapy can also decrease recovery time after giving birth, which often requires great physical endurance akin to athletic performance. Helping restore pelvic balance and postural alignment, Myotherapy supports new mothers in giving their baby the best possible start to life.
Swimming offers a safe means of exercising as the water supports weight, decreasing the gravitational stress on the spine and limbs. Enhancing the ability to use oxygen, swimming helps encourage healthy fetal development for lasting benefits after birth.
Being buoyant in water helps baby assume the best position for birth. Swimming also more importantly prevents transverse or breech positioning during pregnancy, thereby lowering the risk of medical interventions during birth.