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Experiencing a birthing event such as a miscarriage or stillborn is an incredibly stressful experience for women on their emotional, physical and mental health, regardless of the stage of pregnancy. Living through a miscarriage or stillborn is a shattering grief almost beyond articulation. For a passage in time, the sorrow and anguish is more than the human and mind heart can process. The roller coaster of emotions is draining and how to move forward can feel bewildering and overwhelming.
In addition to the myriad of emotions, the physical pain and discomfort of uterine cramps, backaches, tension and general soreness is difficult to bear while on the spiritual and emotional mend. Post natal massage and gentle abdominal work will help with stiffness, structural realignment, improve muscle tone and re-educate the position of the uterus and pelvis. Gently manipulating the uterus will aid in flushing any stagnant old blood and encouraging a regular menstrual cycle.
This comforting and relaxing work will support and soothe your body and mind as you recuperate, heal and become prepared for conception again.
Please seek your doctor’s approval and clearance before starting any physical post natal manual therapy/manipulation after miscarriage. For a first trimester miscarriage, it’s advisable to wait until the bleeding stops before proceeding with any physical modalities. For a 2nd or 3rd trimester loss, post natal therapy is ideally suggested 7 - 14 days after the birthing event.
Meredith would love to empathetically support you on your healing and recovery journey. She has experienced two devastating miscarriages and understands the critical need for compassion, care, physical comfort and rehabilitation during this sensitive life chapter.
The first step is a 90 minute consultation necessary prior to beginning Post Natal care sessions that will include a comprehensive health history, tentative goal outline and evaluation of present pelvis mobility and position of organs following your miscarriage or stillborn. Other appropriate manual modalities may be incorporated to promote healing and restoration. Together we discuss and will outline a wellness plan of sessions for an optimal and satisfactory outcome.
The consultation fee is $150.00 payable by cash or check (sorry no credit cards)
The therapy fee is $125.00 per session.