By Denise Tiran MSc RM PGCEA
Reflexology in being pregnant and Childbirth is a definitive textual content at the secure and acceptable use of reflex quarter treatment in being pregnant, labour and the puerperium, targeting evidence-based perform, expert responsibility and alertness of a entire wisdom of the treatment concerning reproductive body structure. Denise Tiran, an skilled midwife, reflex area therapist, collage lecturer and Director of Expectancy - the Expectant mom and dad' Complementary treatments Consultancy - has a global recognition within the box of maternity complementary cures, has researched and written greatly on reflexology, and has taken care of approximately 5000 pregnant ladies with structural reflex area remedy. KEY positive aspects Case histories to ease program of concept to perform Charts, tables and diagrams are used all through for ease of studying encompasses a part on notion, infertility and sub-fertility Covers legalities and moral concerns.
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However, in pregnancy, extra care needs to be taken and the novice would be best advised to refrain from giving any specific treatment unless under the direction of an appropriately qualified midwife with RZT experience. Realistically, it is unlikely that therapists in private practice will come into contact with women who are both pregnant and living with cancer, although occasionally midwives may be presented with pregnant clients with existing or previous breast or cervical cancer or those who have received suspect results from routine investigations.
Even though the therapist may not be able to interpret all the terminology, the presence of the notes will assure him/her that the mother is booked for conventional maternity care, either via the National Health Service or privately. g. epilepsy, cardiac disorder, thyroid disease, diabetes, which may preclude her from receiving RZT Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism Diabetes mellitus – insulin-dependent or not Obstetric problems – multiple pregnancy, hypertension, vaginal bleeding Any recent hospital admission since becoming pregnant – and reason History of renal calculi or gallstones, presence of retained intrauterine contraceptive device Enquire whether she has informed her midwife if consulting independent therapist Advise her to bring her conventional maternity care (hand-held) notes with her Request that she does not wash or wipe her feet, nor apply creams/lotions Request that children are left with someone else if at all possible Ask her to let you know if she feels too unwell to attend for treatment 2 Clinical practice of structural reflex zone therapy in maternity care t herapist should not write in the normal maternity notes (although it is acceptable to include a copy of his/her own record in the back of the notes) and should undertake his/her own assessment of the mother, based on the usual full history.
A towel may be used on the couch to cover one of the mother’s feet whilst working on the other, and padding beneath the knees can aid the mother’s comfort, but care must be taken not to occlude circulation in the calves as this may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis or cause added pressure on already uncomfortable varicosities. Padded wedges can be useful but the feet should be easily accessible and should not hang over the edge of the wedge or the end of the couch or bed. Conversely, if the mother is not very tall she may need to be positioned carefully so that her feet are at the end of the couch whilst remaining comfortably supported, yet enabling the therapist to reach her feet comfortably.