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Sacral Pressure Massage

Updated: Sep 26, 2019

Let’s talk about Sacral Pressure Massage. This is a very useful tip for your birth partner to help you when going through a surge. So what do they need to do? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeling down your spine, around where the pelvis and spine meet, they will reach a point where it feels like it 'dips'. This is the sacrum! The sacrum is part of the pelvis that moves outwards during labour to make more room for the baby. It’s important not to put pressure on the sacrum bones themselves during labour as they need to move out (and not be pushed back in). Working either side of the sacrum itself is an effective way to make this process more comfortable.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During labour many women find it a huge relief to have 'counter pressure' on this area. Your birth partner can use their palms to push firmly against this point on your back during a surge to provide support. You might find that using fingers can make it a little uncomfortable. No matter what position you are in during surges, your partner should be able to assist without disrupting you. You might find pushing back against your birth partner really helps and puts you in control of the pressure, particularly if you are feeling a lot of the sensations of labour in your back. You might find that you prefer a gentle massage of this area or constant pressure. Your birth partner should be led by you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @jessikawilsonphotography⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more information on how to book a course visit⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please comment below is you have experience with sacral massage during labour. ⠀⠀


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