Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy is a thrilling time but it can be filled with unexpected aches and pains, or a need for additional nutritional and emotional support.  Pleasanton Family Wellness offers every patient complete and individualized prenatal and post delivery support. This care may include prenatal and post delivery massage, nutritional support and supplements, as well as light therapy to support tissue healing after cesarean or vaginal delivery.

Many Obstetricians will write a prescription for therapeutic massage during pregnancy.

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Prenatal and postnatal massage therapy provides relaxation and relief from the aches and pains that can be associated with pregnancy. Your personal massage is delivered on a unique pillow to ensure that both you and your baby/babies are safe and supported. Each pregnancy massage will focus on the special needs of the individual mother including:

  • Joint stress relief
  • Sciatic nerve relief
  • Swelling of extremities
  • Provides deep physical and mental relaxation
  • Muscular preparation for labor

Doctors agree that a more comfortable mother is likely to have a happier and healthier pregnancy… and perhaps an easier delivery.

Nutritional Supplements and Dietary Support for Your Pregnancy

The professional staff at Pleasanton Family Wellness can support a positive pregnancy experience thru personalized, medical grade nutritional supplements and individual counseling to:

  • Ensure optimal health for you and your child/children
  • Increase energy
  • Promote immune health
  • Ensure hormonal balance
  • Support muscle relaxation which may help erase leg cramps

Light Therapy to Promote Post Delivery Tissue Recovery

The magic of birth is sometimes followed by the pain of recovering from cesarean section or episiotomy. A growing number of physicians recommend light therapy to:

  • Reduce redness and swelling
  • Speed tissue healing
  • Ease pain and discomfort
  • Get you back on your feet

Infant Massage

Infant massage is a beautiful way to bond with your baby while providing relief from digestive disorders such as colic, constipation and chest congestion. You will learn to help your baby relax naturally and the parent-child bond can be visibly improved after massage. Pleasanton Family Wellness teaches massage techniques in private or group settings.