Fertility, Pre- and Perinatal Support
Abdominal Therapy Fertility Support
Whether you are preparing to get pregnant naturally, getting ready for Assisted Reproduction or you want to keep yourself ‘fertility’ ready, this work is a piece of your support system.
Did you know that:
Your ovarian Artery arises from where your diaphragm attaches in your mid lumbar area. This means when you take a deep breath or relax the diaphragm through various techniques you could be improving blood flow to your ‘eggs’
When your mother was inside your Grandmother’s womb she had already created the egg you come from, half of you. Your grandmother carried you inside your mothers’ ovaries and your mother carried your eggs as she created you and your ovaries in her womb.
Women are born with around 2 million eggs but only ovulate about 400 over a life time. We start developing follicles 4 to 6 months before ovulation so what you were doing several months ago will affect the quality of the egg you release this month.
Abdominal Therapy is becoming increasingly popular with women and couples on fertility journeys. To be able to conceive the longed for child, most important are healthy bodies of the parents, both physical and emotional, a healthy relationship or family support. Your current lifestyle produces the follicle that ovulates 4 to 6 month from now. So start early to prepare!
First session either on Zoom or in person
I will invite you before your hands-on treatment for a Zoom-session which can also include your partner
We will do a comprehensive review of your personal health history & health care goals
Based on your needs I will introduce you to the two protocols that we offer couples seeking fertility enhancement.
One protocol is a one-month protocol streamlined for couples who want to conceive immediately, and includes professional sessions until ovulation; herbal, lifestyle and nutritional support; and home-based, self-care massage.
For the client who opts for a three-month protocol, professional sessions are scheduled twice monthly, usually prior to ovulation and menses; herbal, lifestyle and nutritional support are included as well.
During our Zoom session we will also work out your treatment schedule
Most Abdominal Therapy Practitioners prefer the three-month program, as it provides ample time to assist the clients’ body into a state of balance; however, sometimes there is urgency for clients to conceive sooner rather than later.
In some cases, conception occurs in the first cycle. It is essential to know if ovulation occurs; therefore,
I will teach you menstrual charting during our Zoom so that you are able to start it and bring the first chart to your first visit.
Pre- and Perinatal Massage
Pregnancy, or pre-natal massage, is specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs, and can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. It helps prepare the mother’s body to cope with the demands of labor and delivery.
Gentle care at any stage of your pregnancy will enhance your experience and treatment will be modified for all your concerns.
Abdominal Therapy is very supportive of the physical changes experienced by women during pregnancy. As the baby and uterus grow, additional strain is put on the uterine ligaments, pelvic floor muscles and pelvic ligaments. With regular prenatal massage, the uterus stays well-positioned, receives good blood supply, and grows strong and resilient.
This special prenatal massage helps normalize pelvic alignment which guides the uterus into a more neutral position – helping to relieve pregnancy discomforts for the mother-to-be and to allow for optimal fetal positioning of baby before labor. Digestion is also improved. Pregnant women are also taught how to do the abdominal massage routine with their own hands so that they can continue their therapy at home while relaxing and connecting deeper with their body and growing baby. Abdominal Therapy can safely be performed on pregnant women starting in early pregnancy.
Postpartum massage helps to realign the spine, restore the abdomen, soothe sore muscles and relax the new mother – all which help her to bond with and care for her infant. Many doctors and midwives are recommending prenatal, labor and postpartum massage as part of a well-rounded prenatal regimen.
The benefits of massage during pregnancy are well documented and researched — women who receive regular massage by a certified prenatal massage therapist are typically more relaxed with less depression and anxiety, have less swelling, less muscle tension, and less leg, back and hip pain. Women who received massage experienced significantly less pain during labor, and their labors were shown to be on average 3 hours shorter with less need for medication.