Birth Preparation and Encouraging Labour to Start
A labour that starts naturally (spontaneous labour) is more likely to continue normally and progress well with little or no need for medical intervention. Mother Nurture treatment sessions help you to relax, prepare your cervix and uterus for birth, encourage your baby to move down into your pelvis and allow your hormones that start labour to work effectively. Research shows that these treatments may reduce the need for medical induction of labour and medical interventions, and where labour does not begin as a result of the treatments, the medical induction process is easier to establish.
Mother Nurture Preparation for Birth Sessions are suitable from around from 36 weeks pregnant and continue weekly until labour starts. In each treatment we discuss how you are feeling and address your concerns, hopes, fears and wishes. A unique combination of acupuncture points is then developed to help you to relax, soften and ripen your cervix, support the ligaments and sinews as they stretch to widen your pelvis, and strengthen your body.
From 38 weeks and beyond, reflexology and aromatherapy essential oils can be introduced to the sessions to encourage labour to start, supporting your baby to move down into your pelvis in the optimal position and allowing your hormones that start labour to work effectively. Treatment sessions include an essential oil blend to take home (when appropriate).