Birth Preparation Services

 
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Induction Massage / Birth Prep Massage

A session to encourage labour to start spontaneously when it’s time, and to prepare the pelvic and hip muscles to open for a better birth.

Includes 20-25 minutes of pelvic balancing (Side Lying Release, Forward Leaning Inversion and Rebozo Sifting), followed by a pregnancy massage focusing on specific acupressure & reflexology points, hip and sacral release.

N.B. Multiple treatments are recommended for maximum benefit.

Suitable from 38 weeks.

$100 (90 MINUTES ONLY)


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Pelvic Balancing Session

for a more comfortable pregnancy and an easier birth

  • Prepare your body for childbirth.

  • Set yourself up to avoid intervention, including induction.

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

Suitable for ANY pregnant woman (regardless of baby’s position) from the 2nd trimester.

$50 (Half Hour Session)

$30 (20 Minute Add On with Your Treatment)


Who Is Pelvic Balancing For?

All pregnant women and their birthing partners will benefit from this from as early as the second trimester. These techniques will NOT cause a well-positioned baby to ‘flip’.

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

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

I have been trained by birth doula and approved Spinning Babies trainer Ginny Phang-Davey at two Spinning Babies workshops in 2018 and I used the Forward Leaning Inversion and Rebozo Sifting to help our second baby to turn from posterior to anterior.


What to Expect During a Balancing Session

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Together we’ll go through three simple exercises to release and balance the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic area to create more space for baby and prepare for birth. I have been trained at two 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 muscle areas 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.

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 easily and efficiently, thus avoiding inductions and the cascade of intervention that follows.


Benefits of Pelvic Balancing

  • A more comfortable pregnancy and an easier birth

  • Avoid induction and the cascade of intervention which may follow

  • Help breech, transverse and posterior babies to reposition themselves


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 babies. But did you know that for most of us, because of our daily habits and posture, muscles like our 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’.
 

Extra Benefits

  • Creating space for baby within the pelvis

  • A feeling of 'more space' and less tension or pain in the hips, sacrum, belly, diaphragm and lower back during late pregnancy

  • Encouraging a spontaneous labour

  • Encouraging a shorter labour

  • Reducing the potential for baby to 'get stuck' during childbirth - allowing labor to progress efficiently and naturally

  • Creating space to allow a breech, transverse or posterior baby to reposition themselves

  • A reduced risk of caesarean, epidural or forceps delivery

  • A more positive birthing experience