Reiki can be used safely for pregnant women. It does not cause any harm to the mother or her unborn baby, therefore making it safe to be used not only during all stages of pregnancy, but also from conception right through to childbirth.
The body and mind of an expectant mother goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy; the energy balance in her body and mind (emotional balance) is under constant pressure, potentially weakening her physically and emotionally. A Reiki treatment during pregnancy can help balance her energy and clear her body, mind and spirit, helping her relax deeply and can enable her to react quickly to all body and lifestyle changes with ease. Reiki can be highly beneficial in helping her pregnancy to develop in a stable, balanced and natural manner.
Of course, you must seek a doctor’s attention if you notice anything or feel out of the ordinary. Reiki is great to be used in conjunction with Doctors, midwives and any other professionals in your birthing team.
Can Help Ease Physical Discomfort: Reiki healing distant or in-person can be effective in relieving physical discomforts often associated to pregnancy. The female hormones associated with pregnancy often cause gastric type problems during pregnancy. An energy healing treatment (Reiki) received during pregnancy not only helps in relaxing the gastrointestinal walls, thereby reducing the sensation of nausea (Good news for those of us who have suffered with morning (all day) sickness or are going through it at the moment), but also can aid in providing relief from hip, back or ligament pain that is often experienced by pregnant women as their pregnancy progresses through the months. In fact, taking the time out to have a Reiki treatment during pregnancy can relax you completely, greatly reducing fatigue, anxiety and the big one (especially in that last trimester) sleep problems.
Can Provide Emotional Grounding and Support: Juggling the demands related to the expectations of families (other children), jobs or a relationship with their partner can often make a pregnant woman quite stressed, fatigued, tired and weary. A Reiki treatment done during pregnancy can not only help an expecting mother stay grounded emotionally, but also can instill within a serenity and peace that can calm her fears related to the impending pregnancy and or delivery.
Can Make the Process of Delivery Easier on Mother and Child: Reiki treatment given during the time of labor can help reduce pain associated with pelvic and back area to a great sometimes even massive extent. Not only that it can help relax the baby and relieve it from any stress related to the birth. It always amazes me when working with pregnant woman how much the baby enjoys the energy of Reiki and often hoggs the energy so to speak, so not only can Reiki reduce anxiety in the expectant mother during labour, but it can also help create a wonderful, peaceful atmosphere for the baby to enter the world.
Can Help in Postpartum Recovery: The body of a pregnant woman can undergo major changes after delivery. A Reiki treatment given at this point in time can be highly healing to the physical and emotional levels of the mother and can allow her to maintain her well being during the first few weeks after childbirth. Those first few weeks sometimes even months can be quite taxing in many different way to a mother. A Reiki Treatment can help her adjust to the new environment, way of life and help her with the emotional and physical side of taking care of a baby more easily.
Reiki is a perfect option for all pregnant women who are looking for a more holistic way for treating both their mind and body as well as creating a strong spiritual relationship between the mother and her beautiful little bundle. It not only helps the unborn baby stay calm and relaxed but the woman who I have worked with during their pregnancies have all seen similar effects of their baby wriggling happily inside it's mother's womb (It's both adorable and amazing to watch and feel the energy being so gently drawn towards the baby as they have their very own Reiki treatment at the same time as their mother).
A Reiki treatment helps strengthen the body, emotions and the very spirit of a pregnant woman from within, giving her the strength and emotional balance to go through her pregnancy in a happy and healthy manner.
© Rebecca Fox R.M.