Posts tagged #Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Royal Baby Reflexology!

The royal baby and baby reflexology

The birth of a baby is an exciting time for family and friends, but the upcoming birth of a new royal baby seems to have the whole country excited.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge checked into hospital this morning, the imminent birth has got the media in a frenzy of speculation.  At Breathe Holistic Therapy we hope The Duchess is having a postitive birth experience.  There were rumours that Kate Middleton was embracing hypnobirthing to prepare her for labour, so hopefully she is calm and feeling relaxed as she breathes her baby into the world.

New babies can bring with them new beginnings. With kate's apparent openness to holistic therapies and her father-in-laws strong interest in complementary therapy (which he considers as integrated therapy) perhaps the new royal baby may mark the start of a wider appreciation of complementary therapies such as reflexology. It would be wonderful for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to calm their baby with reflexology and maybe enhance breast feeding with essential oils. Opening up the possibility of complementary therapy in family lives would be a brilliant benefit for families across the country.

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Posted on July 22, 2013 and filed under maternity.

Reflexology and Extreme Morning Sickness

Maternity ReflexologyWe learnt today that Catherine Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant and unfortunately experiencing extreme morning sickness.  Whilst sending warmest congratulations I also feel great empathy with the Duchess. Hyperemesis gravidarium is certainly not a good way to start a pregnancy. Although the condition rarely has any harmful lasting effects on mum - to - be  or the baby it is distressing and debilitating. I know this because I too was hospitalised with the condition. 

I assumed morning sickness was fleeting and mild, but for me and so many women it is far from that. The nausea and the sickness can last throughout the day and night, and throughout the entire pregnancy.  Hyperemesis gravidarium is not a condition that should be managed without medical support. This is a serious and difficult condition where the woman needs support both medically and emotionally.

Hyperemisis gravidarium is just one of the pregnancy conditions that can unfortunately blight this very special time in a couples' life. One of the driving forces behind my training and passion for reflexology and maternity reflexology was finding treatments to help make pregnancies positive again for women experiencing these issues.  Maternity reflexology is one of the treatments that can really help women enjoy their pregnancies. The balancing treatment helps the body during this time of great change.

At Breathe Holistic Therapy we work with midwives consent and generally do not see women before their 12 week scan. In cases of extreme difficulty and after thorough consultation with midwives reflexology can be performed before this time.

If you, like Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, are suffering from extreme morning sickness please do speak to your GP or midwife. Follow their advise but also consider complementary therapy as there may well be a treatment that suits your needs.

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