Maternity Reflexology is a branch of reflexology specifically aimed at women (and, men during pre-conception) during; pre-conception/fertility; pregnancy; labour and the post-natal period.
Reflexology can help with both physical and emotional blockages to help boost fertility potential in men and women including: polycystic ovary Syndrome (PCOS); endometriosis, low sperm count. It can also help prepare the body and mind for IVF treatments.
Author and obstetrician Dr Gowri Motha has explored alternatives to conventional obstetric practice for more than 20 years and has worked with many famous clients. In her book The Gentle Birth Method (1), she says reflexology is ‘one of the most powerful tools in my programme.’
She lists some of the ways reflexology can help during pregnancy:
(1) Dr. Gowri Motha, Karen Swan MacLeod, The Gentle Birth Method: The Month-by-month Jeyarani Way Programme, Thorsons, (2004).
Reflexology can help to alleviate many post-natal problems including: