Birth Preparation

 
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Birth Preparation Massage

Encourage labour to start spontaneously, create space and prepare the pelvis to open for an easier birth.

Each session includes 20-25 minutes of pelvic balancing techniques followed by a pregnancy massage focusing on specific acupressure & reflexology points, with hip and sacral release.

Please note - Multiple treatments are recommended for maximum benefit.

Suitable from 38 weeks, or begin treatments from 34 weeks without the acupressure, for more effective birth preparation.

$100 (90 MINUTES ONLY)


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Pelvic Balancing Session

 

All pregnant women who would like a manageable and enjoyable birthing experience will benefit from pelvic balancing.

 

Mothers with breech, transverse or posterior babies can use their balancing session to work on repositioning their baby with safe, non-intrusive methods.

Mothers with anterior babies can use their session to smooth out ‘road blocks’ for baby - allowing the soft tissues of the pelvis to become supple in order to efficiently birth your baby.

The more often you practice, the more effective these exercises will be.

 

Key Benefits

  • Prepare your body for childbirth.

  • Set yourself up to prevent intervention, including induction.

  • Create balance and space within the muscles of the pelvis to allow baby to find their ideal position and pathway for birth.

  • Release tension to allow the pelvic muscles to do their job of opening and guiding baby efficiently during labour.

 

This is non-invasive, external bodywork.

These techniques will NOT cause a well-positioned baby to flip!

Valuable for ALL pregnant women (regardless of baby’s position) from the 2nd trimester.

 

$50 (Half Hour Session)

$30 (20 Minute Add On with Your Treatment)

 

I have been trained by Gail Tully, the founder of Spinning Babies, as well as by birth doula and formerly approved Spinning Babies trainer Ginny Phang-Davey over the last two years. I also used the Forward Leaning Inversion and Rebozo Sifting to help our second baby to turn from posterior to anterior in 2015.


What to Expect During a Balancing Session

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Together we’ll go through three or four simple exercises to release and balance the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic area in order to create more space for baby and to prepare for birth. I have attended three Spinning Babies workshops and I can safely take you through these techniques.

The exercises are:


Purposes of a Balancing Session

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Muscle Release

Easy and quick techniques to release key muscles and ligaments for an easier birthing experience.

Education

You will learn how each releasing technique works, how to make them a part of your daily pregnancy routine, and how to use them to solve problems during labour.

You’re welcome to bring your birth partner with you for hands-on practice so that they can confidently support you at home.

Intervention-Free Birth

A balanced pelvis allows baby to engage easily, labour to begin naturally and birth to progress more efficiently, thus avoiding inductions and the cascade of intervention that follows.

 

The healthy state of the internal muscles, ligaments and fascia of the pelvis (including the pelvic floor) play a major role in your body’s ability to birth your baby. But did you know that for most of us, because of our daily habits and posture, muscles like the pelvic floor aren’t actually resting in equilibrium and one side of the muscle group is often tighter than the other?

If there’s excessive tension in the pelvic floor, or if one side is tighter than the other, this can create difficulty for baby as they attempt to descend through the mid pelvis, often resulting in a stall in labour, frequently referred to as ‘failure to progress’ or as baby ‘getting stuck’.

It’s a similar story for other lesser-known soft tissues including the broad ligament which wraps around the front of the belly; and the utero-sacral ligament which connects the back of the uterus to the sacrum, stabilising the uterus.

Without balance and length within the pelvic muscles, even the most well-read and well-practised birthing mothers can still run into difficulty if baby reaches a ‘road block’.