All you need is the gentlest and softest of touch, all done with the ‘right intention’. Promotes a good nights sleep and soothes a crying baby. Most importantly it builds a stronger bond between mother and baby.
Baby K loves this and it really goes a long way to soothe her, especially during the painful teething moments when she is inconsolable.
I have established this little daily massage routine, which helps her to have a solid sleep, she sleeps right through the night at least 9 to 12 hours only waking once for a quick nappy change and a quick small feed. She wakes up a ‘ happy bunny ‘ full of energy and calm and collected ready to face the day ahead beaming with joy and full of fun and adventure.
It used to be a real battle getting her off to sleep, we always had to spend anything from 2 to 4 hours soothing time before she would finally settle into a deep sleep, but now with this little routine which I start slowly after her last feed of the day. She absolutely loves it!
We now call it the ‘ Baby K Sleep Massage’, absolutely fabulous!
When it comes to listening to your body, I was fortunate to have found a brilliant acupuncture practitioner for treatments when I was expecting baby K and I can truly say that it kept me sane from all my hormones going haywire during pregnancy.
I had regular acupuncture all throughout my pregnancy and I am pretty sure it alleviated a lot of the complexities of pregnancy and I was able to sail through my pregnancy happy and healthy.
It greatly contributed towards the wellness of both mother and baby during pregnancy and afterwards I also had some more sessions of acupuncture for postpartum recovery.
An acupuncture treatment performed professionally, works with the natural elements of the body. In a clinical acupuncture session the therapist will initially diagnose using the pulse method so they can ascertain how the systems of the body are behaving and then proceed to apply the needles where necessary to bring balance to body’s systems as needed.
I am so grateful to have found a fantastic therapist, I am certain that this helped me cope with a lot of the trials and tribulations of pregnancy, my therapist Mark Keily was very supportive and gave me confidence every step of the way, especially as I also had the added complication of being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which now a days is becoming increasingly common in pregnancy.
A well balanced body went a long way in keeping mother and baby Happy in those sometimes turbulent 9 months of gestation. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone wanting to support a smooth and trouble free pregnancy.