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Massages during pregnancy help the woman to better face the physical and hormonal changes typical of this phase.

Massage during pregnancy: what it is for and how it is done

Becoming a mother is one of the greatest joys that can occur in a woman’s life. The 9  months waiting for the new birth, however, are not only made of happiness and emotion for the future mother. During pregnancy the woman is subject to a series of transformations due to changes in the hormonal balance. Increased weight, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, anxiety and stress are just some of the annoyances that characterize the gestation period. The massage in pregnancy is a practice that helps the woman to better face the new physiological changes and alleviate all those physical and psychological ailments deriving from it.
The treatment takes place in a well-ventilated environment and with music in the background, to take advantage of the relaxing effect of music therapy. The maneuvers focus mainly on the spine, the pelvic region and the back muscles. In order not to affect the health of the fetus, the woman is placed on her back or on her side.

Benefits

The main benefits of prenatal massage are:

  • It relieves joint pain in the neck, back and sciatic nerve
  • Helps maintain correct posture
  • Reduces swelling of hands and feet
  • Relieves headaches
  • Prepares muscles for childbirth
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Improves the beauty of the skin because it makes it more elastic. For this reason it is effective against stretch marks.
  • Give a strong feeling of relaxation that helps fight stress and guarantees a good night’s sleep.
  • Reduces  muscle tension, cramps, stiffness
  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce depression and anxiety
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve energy level
  • Improve coordination
  • Stimulate the immune system
  • Give good mood
  • Improve physical and mental balance
  • Increase endorphins, serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin hormones level

Contraindications

Massage during pregnancy is generally not risky for women’s health, but there are some contraindications that must necessarily be known. The treatment is to be avoided in cases of:

  • Nausea, dizziness (ask the doctor particularly during the first trimester)
  • Fever
  • High risk pregnancy
  • Infections
  • In a risk group for miscarriage
  • Skin conditions
  • In case of contagious illness
  • Tumors
  • Tuberculosis, hemophilia, appendicitis, kidney damage
  • Wounds
  • Inflammation

Massages during pregnancy are not recommended during the first three months, a period necessary for the woman to become familiar with her new physical and hormonal condition. After the first trimester it is possible to carry out the treatment once a week.

 

Massage Session – Prices

First meeting Subsequent meetings

800,- Kr

600,0- Kr

 

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Goddess Wisdom Giveaway 2019


a Rafflecopter giveaway

On the occasion of the retreat “From Heart to Hara” (Friday March 22nd 16:00 – Sun 24th 16:00, Drammen, Norway), I decided to give you a present, the fantastic book by Tanishka, Goddess wisdom Made Easy.
The purpose of the retreat is to explore and awaken into a path of female transformation and healing by reconnecting with your power, natural cycles and intuition.
There was no better book to celebrate this.

Through this book you learn about the ancient goddess traditions and reconnect with your femininity, your natural cycles and your intuition.

Ancient civilizations once worshipped female deities and women were the leaders, counsellors and healers of their communities. Through the ages, the wisdom of the Goddess was then forgotten, and people around the world lost their connection to ancient feminine wisdom. In this practical guide, Tanishka, a leading teacher and author of women’s wisdom traditions, introduces the main Goddess cultures and explains how their teachings and practices can empower and transform your life today.

The competition starts today February 20 and will last until midnight on March 20, 2019 (Oslo/Rome time).
The natural Power of Birth is responsible for the competition.
You can contact me at tamara@naturalpowerofbirth if you have any questions.

Please follow the instructions:

How to Enter
To enter is mandatory to:
~ Like the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/naturalpowerbirth/

 

 

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~ Share the Event From Heart to Hara on your facebook page. When sharing the event, remember:

  • write the hashtag #fromhearttoharagoddessgiveaway
  • tag 2 friends.

~ Follow @TamaraDoula on Twitter
~ Follow my instagram page @naturalpowerofbirth_doula
~ Subscribe to the newsletter on http://www.naturalpowerofbirth.com/events/

Remember, when you are entering, to write your email so, I can message the winner.
Entrants can’t enter with a bot or a service that automatically enters participants.

Those who do not follow the mandatory steps will be excluded from the competition.

Please, read below the Terms & Conditions of this contest.
Good Luck to everyone.

Terms&Conditions

i. No Purchase Necessary

Participants are aware that a purchase will not increase their chances of winning.

ii. Eligibility
You are eligible to enter the competition if you are a woman of any age and live in Norway.

Collaborators of the natural power of birth and their family members aren’t eligible to win to avoid a potential conflict.

iii. Prize
I will give away a copy of the book “Goddess Wisdom” of the approximate value of 130 nok, to a person drawn on March 21st.
Shipping within Norway.

iv. Winner Selection
The winner will be chosen at random, March 21.

v. Winner Notification
The winner will be contacted via email. The winner will have to claim their prize within one week from the estraction. If the prize isn’t claimed by this timeframe, the second on the list will be the winner.

vi. Privacy
Your contact information will be used by The natural power of birth to inform you of upcoming events and promotions.

vii. Declaration of non-responsibility on the social network
None of the social media platforms involved here are liable for this promotion.

viii. Winner List
Participant who won will be contacted by email. The giveaway’s winner will also be listed on a webpage or social media post.

ix. Sponsor
Sponsor of the giveaway is:

  • The Natural Power of Birth
  • tamara@naturalpowerofbirth.com
  • Gunnar Schjelderupsvei 11, 0485 Oslo

Customize your own package

Customize your own package to fit your unique needs

You can add or remove services from the packages I normally offer. Prices may vary based on what you choose to have in your package. Even after purchasing the package, you can buy extra hours at any time for the price of kr 400/hour.

In any case, get in touch to confirm the price or for special needs.

Pregnancy care

This page is divided into three sections: pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.
Select what you are interested in for each section and the price will update automatically at the bottom of the page.
The calculation may be subject to variations and it is advisable to contact me to confirm the price.

Educational classes
Birth with no Fear (3 hours) *What’s this?
Prep classes for a Positive Birth (3 hours) *What’s this?
Prep classes for a Positive Birth (6 hours) *What’s this?
SleepWell Workshop (5 hours) *What’s this?
Other services
Backup Doula *What’s this?
Single Consult (3 hours) *What’s this?
Massage session (1 hour) *What’s this?
Single Reiki treatment (1 hour) *What’s this?
Childbirth preparation exercises with Spinning Babies technique (30 minutes) *What’s this?
Mother Blessing Ceremony (3 hours) *What’s this?
Womb Healing (30 minutes) *What’s this?
Products
Handmade Rebozo *What’s this?
Perineal support spray (pregnancy) *What’s this?

Birth

This section is specifically for you if you want the support of a doula during labor and delivery of your child.
A doula is a non-medical assistant who is experienced with and knowledgeable about childbirth. She provides continuos physical, emotional and informational support to a woman and her family during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

Doula at birth *What’s this?
If you choose this, you will get:
Help in filling out the birth plan
Continuous birthing support
Two weeks on call 24×7
Extra support for the partner
Support in labor until baby is born
Birth report *What’s this?

Postpartum care

Having a doula around you while you bond with your baby can be critical to maternal-infant attachment, mental health, and future parenting. A 2009 study in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing found that postpartum doulas effectively promote maternal responsiveness and competence in new moms.
That’s why I usually suggest to invest in the postpartum support, it will make a very big difference in your life.

The regular postpartum support includes:
Help to complete a plan for postpartum
Infant care
Educational support
Cooking
Childcare of older children
Light housework
Newborn sleep support
Breastfeeding/Bottlefeeding support
Belly binding *What’s this?
Pet care

Post-partum care package (hours)

 

You can also choose additional post-partum care services from the options below:

Educational classes
SleepWell Workshop (5 hours) *What’s this?
Butterfly Touch Massage (1 hour) *What’s this?
Other Services
Single Consult (3 hours) *What’s this?
Reiki treatment (1 hour) *What’s this?
“Closing the Bones” Ceremony (2 hours) *What’s this?
Womb Blessing (30 minutes) *What’s this?
Womb Healing (30 minutes) *What’s this?
Belly binding service (1 hour) Belly binding *What’s this?
Products
Fast perineal healing (postpartum) *What’s this?

Read more about the postpartum packages here.

 

Bonuses

Unlimited consultation by phone or messages
Birth Photos (if you wish so and if possible)
A special professional newborn photo session with Leanne Gundersen Photography

 


Your customized package total: 0,-

Remember, the price shown here may be subject to variations. Get in touch to confirm the price or for special needs.

Are you curious to know more about what a doula can do for you or would you like to find out how much your customized package might cost? Please contact me, even for a cup of tea or a chat.
The first meeting is always free.

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Postnatal Support Network

The first 40 days are the most delicate and difficult.
I am expatriate from Italy to Norway. I am the mother of a son born in Italy and a daughter born here in Oslo. I had two different experiences in post-natal support. In Italy I had my family and friends and I had no one here. Despite the support received in Italy, I felt very lonely anyway.
Continue reading

Videos on Latching your Baby

I found this page to be an incredible resource for new parents.
Here you can find videos that show you if your baby is drinking well, a lot or a little, depending on the age of the newborn.
This is the Dr. Newman Breastfeeding Clinic. It provides reliable and well-researched information based on 34 years of Dr. Jack Newman’s leadership, experience and evidence-based practice.

Breastfeeding Videos

The Story of Aniko’s Birth

I always suggest to my clients to write the story of their childbirth. A written birth story is a wonderful way of recording your birth as so much of what happens is forgotten over time.
For Aniko and her new family, I have had the honor of being a postpartum doula. I gave them support during the following weeks, after their return home.

Aniko got the time to write about her birth and gave me the consent to share her beautiful story, a positive one that could inspire other parents.
Thanks Aniko for sharing your story with us all.

Keep on reading!