Reiki for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

Getting pregnant: Many times, the energy in and around the reproductive systems is very low, affecting the reproductive organs and hormone levels that support ovulation. Reiki enhances other medical procedures so it can be used in conjunction with fertility treatment plans. Reiki enables the body to go into a deeply relaxed state, allowing women to experience a reduction in stress levels. When stress levels are reduced, the body maintains its balance better, and its organs and systems can operate optimally. Reiki also helps to release negative emotions, resulting in a shift toward hope and having a more positive outlook.

In early pregnancy, Reiki can reduce many common discomforts such as exhaustion, nausea, and stress. 

Throughout pregnancy, Reiki supports the mother's body as she grows and changes, and provides relief to lower back pain, tension in the neck and shoulders, and insomnia. Relieved of some of the physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy, the expectant mother will sleep more soundly, and feel more relaxed and connected with her baby.

During labor, Reiki is effective in easing pain and muscular tension, can help lower blood pressure, aids in relaxation to help move stalled labor, and creates a peaceful atmosphere in which to labor and birth.

Reiki is also used to ease postpartum depression and anxiety, or heal from a traumatic birth by working with the energetic root of these issues.   

Reiki is also helpful for mothers who are working through breastfeeding difficulties. Reiki helps ease the stress in both mother and child, which promotes beneficial effects like good milk production, let down, good latch, and confidence in the ability to nurture your baby and yourself.

Reiki can be especially helpful for:

  • Working with fertility

  • Preparing for natural birth

  • Reducing stress

  • Reducing or eliminating pain

  • Overdue labor

  • Preparing for a Cesarean birth

  • Working with Breech presentation

  • VBAC preparation

  • Getting stalled labor moving again

  • Postpartum depression

  • Recovery from traumatic birth

  • Shortening healing time

  • Recovering from pregnancy loss

  • Improving self-confidence

Efficacy of Reiki During Pregnancy:

 The Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut conducted studies of Reiki during pregnancy showing that Reiki:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety during pregnancy by 94%

  • Reduced pain by 78%

  • Reduced nausea and morning sickness by 80%

  • Improved quality of sleep by 86%