Pregnancy and Prenatal Health via Floatation Therapy

Although most medical professionals do not point out the need for concern for pregnant women during the 2nd and 3rd trimester going for floatation therapy, it is strongly advised that pregnant women should consult their physicians prior to trying out floatation therapy.

This is mainly due to the fact that little research is available on the subject of pregnant woman undergoing floatation therapy, nevertheless based on the gathered empirical evidence there are numerous benefits that can be gained from floating that could enhance health during pregnancy.

Among the more significant benefit is ‘stress relief’ for mothers to be as stress is known to be disruptive to health pregnant or not. There is plenty of evidence that show that high stress levels during pregnancy have the potential to impede the development of the foetus and affect new born babies years after birth. It has been proven that floating actually reduces stress and anxiety levels and as such it could potentially assist pregnant mothers to keep stress at bay and advocate the healthy development of the baby.

Apart from that the fact that floatation therapy also improves the quality of sleep during pregnancy is another plus point as good sleep promotes better health and better health would naturally mean healthier babies. The fact that sleep inducing medication have the potential to harm unborn babies is another reason for pregnant woman to avoid these medications and opt for floatation therapy instead. Other floatation therapy factors that advocate better health during pregnancy is Magnesium absorption.

Magnesium is a mineral that is critical towards prenatal health due to the fact that it is an important component for numerous biological functions. Doctors frequently advise women to increase their intake of magnesium during pregnancy and based on the fact that Magnesium is a primary components in Epsom salt which is used in the solutions that fill floatation pods in order to create buoyancy, the magnesium from the solution is absorbed through the skin which naturally ensures pregnant women achieve the recommended intake of magnesium.

Last, but not least is the issue of Physical Comfort whilst being pregnant. Pregnancy can be a very uncomfortable experience due to the added weight and strain pregnancy causes on a woman’s body and it has become plainly obvious that floatation therapy enhance physical comfort due to the weightlessness element of the treatment. Women who are prone to aches and pains from excess weight are naturally relieved by the sensation of weightlessness whiles in a floatation pod which according to most provides instant relief.

Floatation therapy is being seen as a method via which the prenatal exposure to maternal Cortisol and Psychosocial Stress could be reduced to a significant level as studies have made a link between these factors and Human Infant Cognitive Development.

The fact that issues with sleep could be eliminated or at least reduced, physical strain could be alleviated and magnesium intake could be enhanced via floatation therapy is reason enough for pregnant mothers to try floatation therapy after due consultation with their doctors.

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Jennifer Shackelford
 

Hi, I’m Jennifer, the founder and editor of TheMamaNeeds.com. On The Mama Needs, I write about experience with pregnancy, raising kids, and nutrition for both kids and expectant moms.. I love that blogging brings parents together and lets our readers know they’re not the only ones going through these experiences. I love seeing comments on my posts that say “I thought it was just me! I’m so glad it’s not!” Being a parent is hard, but friends and blogs really help.

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