Pregnancy and childbirth can be a wonderful experience however it can also be very emotional. The fluctuation in hormones can increase anxiety and the physical changes can leave women feeling exhausted. Reflexology can help support women through these physical and emotional changes. Reflexology during pregnancy can encourage relaxation, reduce anxiety, reduce feelings of stress and improve sleep. It can also provide relief to many physical symptoms experienced in the second and third trimester.
Postnatal hormones can also leave women feeling low, tearful or anxious. These feelings can be exacerbated by lack of sleep. Research has shown that reflexology can improve the quality of sleep in postnatal women.