Updated: Mar 15
As Reiki is becoming more widely used there are more and more articles and research being done on the benefits.
Here is an article by Rollercoaster Ireland the most popular website for Pregnancy and Parenting.
Reiki has had many reported benefits when used during pregnancy. From conception to childbirth it can ease exhaustion, nausea, relieve uncomfortable symptoms that can occur whilst the mother undergoes changes in her body.
When Reiki is used on the mother, it is also advantageous for baby. It can bring calm and deep relaxation to the baby and is known to make a baby wriggle with pleasure inside the womb!
Reiki is safe to use during all stages of pregnancy from conception to childbirth. Couples who are having trouble getting pregnant sometimes seek Reiki treatments for their reproductive problems. Men as well as women have shown benefits from these Reiki sessions.
After the baby is born, Reiki is shown to relieve the emotional upheaval that occurs when a new baby comes into the family. Mothers who have used Reiki during and after pregnancy can see the benefits of better adjusting to the change in their environment when looking after a new born baby. Babies can also become better adjusted to their environment and world around them when the mother has had Reiki during her pregnancy.
After the baby is born, it can be a stressful time for parents and baby. Reiki can be used to solve challenges of sleep, colic, and enhances motor activity. In light of this, some mothers and fathers do reiki workshops in order to learn how to use reiki for themselves and their family to aid with this unsettled time with great results.