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Bowen Therapy


Bowen therapy birth is a gentle, hands-on therapy that can be used to support mothers and babies throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. It is a non-invasive technique that involves light rolling movements over specific points on the body. Bowen therapy can help to:

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Improve relaxation and well-being
  • Promote balance and alignment
  • Support a healthy labor and delivery
  • Facilitate a faster and easier recovery

Bowen therapy can be used during pregnancy to help with a variety of common complaints, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pelvic pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and stress

It can also be used to help with specific pregnancy complications, such as breech presentation and preeclampsia.

During labor, Bowen therapy can be used to help:

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Promote relaxation and progress
  • Facilitate a smooth and efficient delivery

After the birth, Bowen therapy can be used to help:

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Promote healing and recovery
  • Support breastfeeding
  • Relieve postpartum depression and anxiety

Bowen therapy is safe for both mothers and babies of all ages. It is a gentle and effective way to support women and their families throughout the childbearing year.

Here are some specific examples of how Bowen therapy can be used during birth:

  • To help a baby turn from a breech position
  • To help a baby descend through the pelvis
  • To relieve pain and discomfort during contractions
  • To promote relaxation and reduce anxiety
  • To help the mother's body to recover after the birth

If you are considering using Bowen therapy during your birth, it is important to find a qualified and experienced practitioner. You can ask your midwife or obstetrician for recommendations.

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The Male Doula

I am a passionate and experienced doula who believes that everyone deserves a positive and empowering birth experience. I provide prenatal education, labour and delivery support, and postpartum care to birthing people of all ages, backgrounds, and medical histories. I am committed to advocating for birthing people and their rights, and I am passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the birth community.

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