Complimentary Therapies

Hypnobirthing

We offer a complete birth education program to reach self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques to enable the birthing woman to reamin calm and relax through the birthing process and with the use of positive thought to break through the fear, tension and pain cycke so wimen can look forward to a calm and confident birth.

The course runs over four Thursday evening sessions in the Manor's Foetal Assessment Unit (Antenatal Clinic on Route 122) from 6:30pm till 9pm and you can access the course anytime from 20 weeks of your pregnancy.

The total  cost of the course is £40 payable at Walsall Manor General Office either in person or by telephoning 01922721172 ext: 6837

The course materials that we use are from Wise Hippo ™ which includes a work book and 5 mp3s for which there is a separate charge payable to Wise Hippo™ of £18 plus £3.00pp

Reflexology

Reflexology is felt to be one of the most popular therapies to be used by midwives (Tiran ,2010)

Reflexology has a positive role to play within maternity care, potentially normalizing the birth process and reducing the need for intervention.

It is based upon the principle that energy zones run through the body and the relax areas in the feed correspond to all major organs, glands, and body parts (Norman 2010). Gentle pressure is applied to such areas to stimulate and encourage self-healing, it also promotes deep relaxation and returns the body to its natural equilibrium.

Aromatheraphy

Essential oils are extracted from plants and flowers to treat aliments, aid relaxation and provide analgesia in labour.

Aromatherapy is known to be the skill and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional wellbeing.

We offer this theraphy to all low risk women at MLU to aid during pregnancy, labour and postnatal period.

Aromatherapy has been proved toe reduced the need for pharmacological analgesia.

 

Reflexology and Aromatherapy can be used to aid the following in antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal:

  • Infertility
  • Nausea/Sickness
  • Sciatica/ Back pain
  • Symphysis pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
  • Post dates induction of labour
  • Retained Placenta
  • Pain relief
  • Anxiety/Stress/Depression
  • Encourage regular contractions in Labour.

All of those are available for all your health and wellbeing in pregnancy & beyond.

For more information contact the Walsall Midwifery Led unit on 01922605420 or visit our website https://www.walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk/mlu