Monday, July 5, 2010

The Proven Benefits of Touch During Labor

By: Meridith Bradshaw

Each laboring woman is unique in the type of support she may want during labor. It is important that each woman be supported in having the kind of birth experience

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy

INCREASED BODY AWARENESS: Helps her develop skills in relaxation, self-care and self awareness.

Relieves fatigue, stress, insomnia, and encourages the release of endorphins. Touch stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, helping Mom relax and simultaneously increase attentiveness.

MUSKULOSKELTAL EASE: Helps alleviate stress on joints and muscles and improves their function.