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U Mamma Ante Natal Classes
Ante Natal Classes in preparation for
birth and parenting, 2 half day classes, €175
Ideal date: 28-36 weeks pregnant
Part 1: Date - Saturday 28th January from 10am-12.30pm
Part 2: Date - Saturday 4th February from 10am-12.30pm
- Led by experienced Midwife and Ante Natal Educator
- Assisted by Chatered Physiotherapist in Women's Health
- Free information pack
- Claim back with Health Insurer
- Small classes guarnateed
- Complimentary refreshments
- Free Parking
To book call 01 2014900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Postnatal Massage & You
Bringing a new life into the world is a joyous, challenging and miraculous experience!
Postnatal massage is the best way to care of yourself and your baby after birth. As a new mum, you need to take care of yourself while caring for your newborn.
Your body is now going through significant changes. During the first few weeks of postpartum, healing has to occur in the site within your uterus where the placenta was attached. This is an internal scar that slowly heals as the uterine size diminishes. As a result, you may be experiencing mild to severe cramping, and your pelvic floor may be very sore from an episiotomy or tearing. After birth not only your uterus, but your intestinal tract and urinary bladder have to regain their original positioning after being pushed to the side to make room for your growing baby. Your abdominal muscles may now be very relaxed and flaccid, you may feel especially weak and sore when attempting to sit up. During this time, your breasts become enlarged, sore, and sensitive as the milk ducts go into production. Breastfeeding can put strain on your back and shoulders.
As with all massages, postnatal massage relieves muscle tension and stress from everyday activities and your new mothering duties. It not only helps restore the physical body but your emotional state in helping you get through postnatal blues. Postnatal massage therapy provides you with an hour or so of quiet time to yourself to escape the hectic daily schedule and stress of coping with a new baby. When you feel good about yourself, it is easier to meet the needs of your newborn.
Postnatal massage addresses physical discomforts, as well as your emotional state. Body, mind and soul are nurtured and rejuvenated, helping you be the best mum you can be.
For mothers who have delivered naturally, you can start your post-natal massage as soon as 2 weeks after birth if you are comfortable and ready. However, for caesarean section delivery, mothers are encouraged to wait for at least 6 weeks after delivery or when incision is properly healed before you could start your massage.
Benefits of postnatal massage include:
1. Relieves muscle aches and pains on shoulders and neck that result from carrying or feeding your newborn.
2. Most new mums suffer from back pain that comes from new, repetitive movements - bending, lifting, carrying and balancing baby - massage addresses back tension as the body adjusts to its new set of daily tasks.
3. Encourages the flow of lymph and speeds the elimination of toxins from your body.
4. Helps restore the uterus to its original state.
5. Helps to eliminate excess body fluids and reduces fluid retention.
6. Reduces cellulite and helps to tone up the body.
7. Increases blood circulation.
8. Defines the shape and contours of your body to bring a renewed sense of body image and self esteem.
9. Exfoliates dead cells and regenerates skin renewal.
10. Relieves emotional and physical stress that results from being sleep deprived.
11. Reduces stress hormones.
To book your Postnatal Treatment call U Mamma on Ph: 01 2014900 or email email@example.com