10 Amazing Benefits Of Reiki During Pregnancy

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Amazing Benefits Of Reiki During Pregnancy

Pregnancy, for most, is a life-altering experience that brings about tremendous transformations in a person. These transformations span one’s emotional, physical, and psychological states and bind a woman with her bundle of joy through ties of unconditional love, and abundant care and nurture. This journey of pregnancy is often riddled with anxiety, physical and physiological discomfort, insecurities, and fears. Is Reiki during pregnancy beneficial?

Since medicines, our ailment-alleviating remedies, can potentially cross the blood-brain barrier and cause irreversible damage to the growing fetus, doctors refrain from prescribing them to pregnant women. Reiki, on the other hand, has been known to provide support beyond the physical and emotional relief and bring a sense of positivity, stability, and strength to both, the mother and the unborn child.

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What Is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique that reduces stress and relaxes one’s body and mind, thereby promoting healing. It relies on the principle in which a healer channels the unseen life-force energy within him by the means of touch to drive the natural healing mechanism within a patient.

10 Amazing Benefits Of Reiki During Pregnancy

Amazing Benefits Of Reiki During Pregnancy

As a practice, Reiki is holistic and considers the entire individual – the body, mind, and the unborn child – as one. As an alternative form of therapy, Reiki has demonstrated many positive outcomes during pregnancy.

Especially the positive outcome increases when the reiki focuses on the heart, abdomen, and solar plexus. Right from conception up to birth, this natural and safe healing practice restores the mind, body, spirit, and emotions with health and happiness.

Let us list down some pronounced and many veiled benefits of Reiki during pregnancy:

1. Helps Combat Nausea

When practiced right from the first trimester, Reiki is known to reduce nausea, morning sickness, and exhaustion.

2. Relieves Body Pains

As the fetus grows, and the center of mass shifts, women begin to experience lower backaches and pains. Reiki brings relief to every stressed muscle and aching part of the woman’s body.

3. Facilitate Vaginal Delivery

Reiki calms the mind, allays fears and anxieties, and eases the process of labor and childbirth. The calming effect of this ancient practice brings control, relaxes the pelvic muscles, and reduces delivery pain.

In fact, women who have been recommended a cesarean section and have practiced Reiki during their pregnancies, have reported a lesser need for cesarean sections as their deliveries have drawn closer.

4. Positive Effect on Unborn Baby

When healing life-force energies are concentrated on the abdomen, Reiki has demonstrated a positive effect on the baby in the womb.

Pregnant women using Reiki have reported positive movements and physical responses (in the form of sustained kicks) by the babies during the energy-transferring session. While Reiki can make the baby wriggle with pleasure in the womb, it can also calm the baby when the mother is anxious.

5. Enhance Mood

Enhance Mood

Depression during pregnancy and post-partum depression is a reality today. In such a scenario, Reiki provides emotional and psychological support.

6. Postpartum Benefits

Not only during pregnancy and childbirth, but Reiki has also demonstrated visible benefits post-partum as well. Today, doctors recommend breast milk and the world seems to have woken up to the advantages of nursing the baby. Anxiety and other emotional issues may interrupt breast milk production.

Reiki soothes these worries, calms the stressed mother, and helps her express the required amount of breast milk for her child or nurse her baby adequately. Also, Reiki can be concentrated on the breasts of new mothers to heal them of soreness arising from engorgement or feeding.

7. Spiritual Benefits

Just as music and reading to the fetus have shown positive cognitive references after childbirth, Reiki has also demonstrated similar spiritual connections between the mother and the child.

8. Improve Bondings

Reiki is known to help the father bond with the unborn fetus as well, with the help of spiritual energies. It thereby enhances the family’s experience of pregnancy and makes it a joyous experience for all.

9. Relieves Emotional Stress

Reiki helps to relieve the emotional stress that occurs when a new baby comes into the family. Mothers who used Reiki during and after pregnancy can adjust better to the big change in their lives while looking after the newborn baby.

10. Benefits Newborn Baby

Reiki has some amazing benefits for the newborn as well. It has shown fantastic results in improving the baby’s sleep, reducing colic problems, and accelerating their motor skill development.

Should And Can Pregnant Women Self-Practice Reiki?

Should And Can Pregnant Women Self-Practice Reiki_

A self-session of Reiki, especially during pregnancy, is smaller than the one given generally. It must last not more than 30-40 minutes as opposed to the regular 50-60 minutes. Also, the trimester determines the position – lying down, seated, or lying on the side. The right position of the palm of your hands will help you experience the effects better.

Women generally feel completely out of control of their own bodies during pregnancy. They are also aware of the innumerable changes taking place in their bodies. And it is at such times that the healing and calming power of Reiki comes to their rescue. Reiki provides an anchor to pregnant women that makes them feel in control of the situation and keeps them firmly rooted to the ground, no matter what surprises await them.

Did you practice Reiki during pregnancy? How did it help you? Do share your experience in the comments section below.

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