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Reiki During Pregnancy

A Look into the Benefits of Prenatal Reiki. Reiki is a gentle way to bring back the positive energy, balance, and deep relaxation to the body – benefits that pregnant women need.

Prenatal Reiki helps pregnant women manage the changes in their bodies, all while keeping them connected to their babies. Let’s take a look at how Reiki helps improve the pregnancy experience.

"Having Reiki during my pregnancy has helped me so much physically and emotionally. It has reduced my anxiety and increased my mindfulness along with assisting in my overall physical relaxation. It has helped to significantly decrease my muscle tension, helped my lower back pain, and especially helped reduce my pelvic girdle pain." Jessica Brown, R.N.,BSN, MSN

(Photo Credit: Jessica Brown)

What is Prenatal Reiki?

Reiki is commonly offered as a type of Complementary Alternative Medicine at major hospitals in the US, such as Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and the NHS healthcare system in the UK. Reiki is increasingly getting attention, even from modern science. It’s 100% natural, safe and aims to improve the holistic well-being of anyone receiving Reiki treatments, regardless of their condition.

Prenatal Reiki is a great way to help pregnant women release pent-up stress from pregnancy, and can assist them in becoming at peace with the physical, emotional, and mental changes that come with pregnancy.

Prenatal Reiki focuses on helping expectant mothers connect with their bodies and their unborn children. The feeling of connection toward a baby may sometimes not come naturally. Connecting with your baby is an amazing experience! With the help of energy healing during the pregnancy Reiki process, your mind can feel relaxed and calm, allowing you to savor your pregnancy without fear and worry.

The Benefits of Reiki During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is unique and diverse. One mother’s experience may be different from another’s. Pregnancy is not easy. It’s a life-changing, life-altering experience that literally puts a mother’s life on the line. Dealing with morning sickness, food aversions, exhaustion, and mood swings can take your focus off of your pregnancy and the difficulties that come with it. And so many of my mommy clients have shared that just when you think you’re getting the hang of it, your body changes again the next week, and that in itself can be pretty stressful.

Prenatal Reiki allows you to gain back peace and calm. A Reiki session makes it possible for you to get in touch with your body and cope with the ever-changing symptoms better. It helps to alleviate stress, so you can appreciate this beautiful, magical experience that’s happening inside you, allowing you to be more present, positive, and connected with your pregnancy.

Reiki Eases Stress and Worries

Dealing with the unknown can be scary, especially for pregnant women who are carrying the most precious beings. There are a lot of worries in the minds of mothers; worrying about the baby’s growth, the baby’s development, and their own health can make expectant moms feel like they’re always on the edge. With the help of Reiki during pregnancy, moms can release their stress and worries. As they take the time to be mindful, they can find a calm that leads to reassurance.

Reiki Strengthens the Mother-Child Bond.

The healing that comes with Reiki is holistic—it envelopes an entire person, including the baby. Whenever I have a healing session with pregnant women, they always express that they feel like their babies are responding to the treatment through their movement towards the reiki practitioners hands. Reiki gives way to moments where a mother can enjoy communicating with her baby without stress, worries, and physical pain.

Reiki is an effective, non-invasive treatment that can help with physical pains associated with pregnancy, such as:

  • Lower back pain

  • Exhaustion

  • Joint pain

  • Cramps

  • Stress

  • Mood changes

  • High blood pressure

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Sciatica

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain

This allows expectant mothers to relax and enjoy the moment.

Is Prenatal Reiki Safe? How Is It Done?

Reiki does not focus on muscles, so you won’t have to worry about physical complications after the treatment. A qualified Reiki practitioner uses a gentle, hands-on technique, laying their hands softly on specific areas of your body to invite natural healing. Pregnant women interested in Reiki don’t have to worry about safety as Reiki is one of the rare forms of therapy that is 100% safe to receive and the treatment is gentle yet effective. Most of my prenatal Reiki clients say they are able to get some good quality rest during our sessions.

Prenatal Reiki Benefits: Even Your Baby Can Enjoy Reiki Too

As a Reiki Practitioner, I always love it yes when mothers tell me they can feel their babies react and respond to the treatment. They say that babies feel their mothers’ stress – the same is true when the mother feels all relaxed and pampered. The healing energy from a Reiki healing session can help soothe, calm, and relax unborn babies, too. Now, that’s a sweet way to make your baby feel loved and cared for.

In my experience, I have found babies who are used to Reiki treatments while in the womb tend to respond well to Reiki treatments received after they’re born. My prenatal clients who had Reiki sessions with me have shared that they were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful birthing process more.

Reiki Improves Pregnancy Experiences

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful physical and spiritual experiences, and each mother deserves to experience this opportunity positively. However, stressors to the mind, body, and soul can hinder the experience.

Reiki is like an expecting mother’s healing balm – it eases the physical pain, it relaxes the mind, and it makes it possible for the moms to be, to enjoy the entire session.

If you or someone you know wants to experience pregnancy in a way you haven’t before, consider a prenatal Reiki session, Or if you still wondering and want to learn more, head over to to learn more.

Many Blessings,

Tammy Drummond-Rowland, RN HN

Holistic Nurse / Reiki Practitioner



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