As you due date approaches, or passes, you may be feeling pressured by your health care providers to book an induction of labour. Medical inductions can be very helpful for some women with serious pregnancy complications, but for most women with healthy, midwife led pregnancies they are unnecessary.
Your baby may arrive anytime between your due window of 37-42 weeks. Did you know only 5% of babies are born on their due dates?! Going over 40 weeks of pregnancy is very common and very normal, but you may feel anxious about the thought of intervention or being inundated with messages from friends and family asking if you have had any signs yet!
Our preparation for labour treatment combines specialist reflexology and acupressure to encourage your body, and mind, to prepare for birth. It is a deeply nurturing treatment will reduce any stress and leave you feeling calm and relaxed.
“I went to see Heather when I went pass my due date, I was feeling a little bit stressed by the pressure from my consultant to go for an induction and I knew I needed to find a way to relax in order to have a more natural birth.
I didn’t expect to have such an amazing session and the most pain free labour following my treatment. Heather went through lots of scenarios with me and reassured me that it was absolutely possible to have a positive birth even with my specific risk factors. The session was super relaxing but also very informative.
My son was born exactly 12 hours after my session finished, I had so few painful contractions that I was convinced I wasn’t fully in labour and almost delivered in a hospital corridor!! I had no need for any pain relief, I think the reflexology helped my body provide natural pain relief, I was in shock when I held my happy and healthy baby in my arms after just a few pushes and I have no doubt that being so relaxed and in control during birth was thank to Heather’s treatment.
I’m so grateful for this amazing experience and I couldn’t recommend Heather’s services more!”