Antenatal Reflexology

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a women’s life, as the baby grows he/she can put a lot of strain on a mother’s changing body. Reflexology is a wonderful treatment which can really help with treating minor pregnancy disorders.

There are many benefits of Reflexology:

  • Reduced morning sickness, all day sickness and vomiting which persists past the three months.
  • Prepares the body for labour by balancing the body’s system, especially the endocrine system which governs the labour process.
  • The length of labour can be reduced by having regular reflexology treatments in weeks prior to labour.
  • Helps relieve heartburn and indigestion, constipation and hemorrhoids, low back pain.

Some contra-indications to Reflexology in pregnancy:

  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Any vaginal bleeding
  • Eclampsia
  • Placental separation
  • Unstable diabetes


Pregnant mothers are reassured to hear that some of the maternity hospitals are promoting reflexology. National Maternity hospital, Holles Street, Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda and MLU in Cavan are promoting Reflexology.