Massage During Labor
Receiving a perinatal massage during labor helps many patients get through this sometimes difficult transition period. This stage is vitally important, as it is the first introduction the baby has into his or her new world. Therefore, it is essential that the expectant mother is as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Benefits Of Massage During Labor
Whether the delivery experience takes place at home, in a hospital, or at a birthing center, a perinatal massage therapist can accompany her and assist in this process. Creating counter pressure along the lower back while the mother-to-be experiences contractions can help in reducing pain. Additionally, massage to the hips applies pressure that helps them adjust and make way for baby. Emotionally, having perinatal massage incorporated into the period of labor has been proven to reduce stress and empower a laboring mother.