In this video, we see how alternative therapies, such as reflexology are used to help the pregnant woman find comfort.
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Su Laurent: Hello! I am Su Laurent. I am a consultant pediatrician and I am a medical advisor for Baby Channel. We come today to Viveka which is a center which provides integrated healthcare for adults, children, and babies. We have come to meet several of the practitioners who work here and see what goes on. Male Speaker: Do you mind if we quickly listen to your baby's heartbeat? Muriel: It's alright. Male Speaker: And then Gauri can give you a treatment. Have you had any treatments during this pregnancy? Muriel: Yes, this is maybe fourth treatment. Male Speaker: Breathing sounds good, doesn't it? Muriel: Very strong. Male Speaker: Yeah! Baby is running around in there. Baby's heartbeat is about 150 a minute. And it's a great pleasure for me to be with Gauri, in the integrated clinic and to be doing this together. It's really a lovely thing to do. Gauri: And I am not going to be complacent, so I am going to treat you as if you are a first-time mother and treat you exactly like that because every pregnancy I feel, it has to be treated like a completely new event and to honor the baby who is here and to honor your body. And to do the same drainage, the same reflexology, and to really keep on loosening the muscles and the thighs. For instance, I could just keep on doing some muscle release techniques. Every time you come to see us, we will be doing that because we want this birth to be even better than the last one, even more gentle and more relaxed feel. While I am doing this, I may just call Debbie for a few minutes so that we can have a double treatment which I like to do because if you are here with me for an hour, it's nice to help the mother to relax even more by just doing a bit more on the feet at the same time. So as I work on the whole of the uterus, I'll also check and see if you got a little bit of extra gas or little bloating in the colon which you have actually. So today, we'll have to do abdominal toning with a little bit of pancreatic drainage. This usually is done for a total of 20 minutes. While I am doing that, I invite you to join me in visualizing that your baby is very happy in your womb and you welcome your baby because you've already started to bond with your baby now. The baby has already been welcomed into your family, and all the other children and your lovely husband already seem to be giving your baby an identity of the baby's home. Then the baby can slowly begin to test the space within your pelvis because all babies are born with an intrinsic knowledge of how to be born. They are growing within the world of genetic programming on how to present and how to be born. As all the fear from the mother's heart is released, that birthing is a positive experience, is a gentle experience. It is a loving experience and a comfortable one for both mother and child. And in your case, you have already proved that it can be the best the day of your life. Here is a gorgeous opportunity to have one more of those wonderful days in your life which is a blessing for you and indeed for this gorgeous little baby in here, a fabulous, fabulous chance to be born through a mother who has already given birth beautifully so that this baby is coming with a lot of power, with a lot of knowledge, with a lot joy. As I finish the pancreatic treatment, I gently cover that bit up very gently, just do a few releases of your neck on the back because you have been sitting up quite straight for a while. As you are relaxing, just draw my finger down the forehead down to the tick of your nose. As you do so, and visualizing for you as well, as I invite you to take your mind forward to the day of the birth of your gorgeous fifth baby. And to see how you will be 10 times more relaxed than you ever have been. As you release the front side, as you go deeper and deeper into relaxation, this end often slow through to your baby through your uterine arteries. The baby also feels very calm. Thereby relaxation during the pregnancy on a regular