So, you’ve been waiting patiently for over 40 weeks for this moment. Your bag is packed, you’ve written your birth plan and now it’s your due date. If you’ve reached full term and there’s no sign of your little one yet, our clinic offers a number of treatments to encourage natural inductions. Many women are very anxious not to have a chemical induction of labour. We can support you in looking for natural- and less invasive- ways to help encourage their labour to start.
These massages provide a complementary support to the treatment and advice offered by your midwife. It’s a fact that most first time mums go over the 40 week ‘due date’. You will be advised to have a medical induction when you get close to 42 weeks. Natural inductions- be it massage, reflexology, acupuncture, (pineapples, or sex) – should be taken as seriously as a medical induction. It is advised to wait until as close to 42 weeks pregnant before you even attempt this. No-one should attempt to shift a baby (unless there is a good medical reason why) before it is ready to come. However, once you reach 40 weeks+10 (41 ½ weeks), Jackie is very happy to help your body gently persuade itself to move your birthing on.
The Natural Induction Massage is a very light touch massage, encouraging oxytocin – the birthing hormone. There are also some great shiatsu points Jackie was taught by a wonderful and well-known Harley Street Acupuncturist, which can encourage labour. This is a blissful massage, and if nothing else, will be a lovely calming experience. If your body is ready to birth your baby, this massage will assist with the ‘nudging towards birth’. As part of this consultation Jackie can also help prepare you for a medical induction with practical guidance, hypnotherapy and deep relaxation techniques too.
Float, 66-70 Ber Street, Norwich, NR1 3EW
The Orange Grove massage therapies take place inside the calming environment of Norwich’s ‘Float.’
Treatment price: 90 minutes, £100
For more information on any of the treatments or our massage therapies, or to book an appointment, please drop in to our relaxing clinic. You can also call reception on 01603 631900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have a contact page.
Please let us know if you have had any problems we may need to know about during your pregnancy.
For The Orange Grove, car parking is close by, at the John Lewis or Ber Street car parks (with metered parking on the street.) Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time.
Should your appointment be on a Wednesday, please let yourself in and take a seat as there may not be anyone on reception.