Having your baby can be a time of great excitement and happiness but it can also bring with it a feeling of real lows. The baby blues can happen a few days after having your baby. Our hormones are raging, our bodies have gone through the intense and sometimes over whelming experience of giving birth, this combined with a lack of sleep, can make achieving the simplest of tasks hard work. It is not unusual to have times where you feel weepy, irritable, anxious and/or low in mood.
The Importance of Self-Care
Quite often during this time we forget to take care of ourselves. At a time when our bodies have been through such change, we put ourselves last. However, looking after ourselves ensures that we can care for our little one effectively.
The emotions we feel after having a baby can ignite our sympathetic nervous system (our fight, flight and/or freeze response). When the sympathetic nervous system is triggered you can find yourself in a state of high alert, which is both emotionally and physically exhausting.
Nurturing New Mums through Reflexology
Reflexology is a wonderful therapy to have during this time. I work the areas of your feet that can help induce relaxation and balance the bodies hormones. This encourages the body to switch off the sympathetic nervous system allowing our parasympathetic nervous system to take over and support emotional and physical equilibrium. Postnatal reflexology can provide the balancing, harmonising and restorative qualities you need after the birth of your baby.
I offer reflexology treatments in the comfort and convenience of your own home. All this leaves for you to do is rest in my comfortable chair and enjoy your treatment. There is space to cuddle your baby if you wish and you can even give your baby a feed during the treatment if needed. As a midwife and health visitor, I am always happy to discuss any other queries or concerns you may have and hope to leave you feeling rested and nurtured.