Sophrology and Pregnancy
One beautiful way of using Sophrology is in the preparation to maternity.
Sophrology is a permissive method and there is absolutely no side effects or contraindications. There are so many applications of Sophrology in giving birth, from the conception to the birth itself.
The Conception: what if I can’t get pregnant?
Of course you should check with your doctor if you don’t have any medical issue. But sometimes it is possible that a psychological block stops you. Sometimes stress has terrible side effects.
In this case, we can use a process of relaxation and slowly unblock the subconscious mind which might help you in your path to become a parent.
The pregnancy: so exciting and yet so stressful
The consequences of stress can sometimes be important on the fetus therefore it is very good to use relaxation in pregnancy.
There are also so many issues that could come up in pregnancy, from lack of sleep to nausea or back pain, and for most mothers some anxiety about the well-being of the child to come.
Here again simple relaxation is already very helpful. Sophrology will go further and also help you to think more positively about what to expect and help you in controlling the issues that might arise.
Giving birth is an amazing experience but it may also be a source of anxiety: is it going to go well? Is it going to be painful?
In Sophrology, we can prepare for that process by visualizing it beforehand. By preparing yourself in this way, the anxiety is usually much less when the time comes…
What about the father?
Sometimes the father also feels a great deal of stress. For that reason, Sophrology can be extremely helpful as well.