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Pregnancy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Pregnancy MLD

Pregnancy and Dr Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Pregnancy is a very special moment for every woman. Its magical, transformative and unique. Our body is stretched, altered and modified to welcome the most beautiful love that is growing inside us. As a consequence, we may end up getting swollen, with fluid retention and some pain around the body. To help alleviate this, is why lymphatic drainage is recommended during pregnancy.

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Always check with your obstetrician, midwife or specialist to ensure that they are happy for you to have this treatment. Everyone’s medical history is different so in some instances where there are heart or other pre-exisiting conditions, this treatment may not be right for you or the medical advice is to wait until post the first trimester.

Benefits of MLD

Here are some of the benefits that the Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) treatment can provide you:

  • Boosts the immune system and increases the detoxification process
  • Improves blood circulation, alleviating swelling
  • Helps decrease fluid retention, again alleviating swelling
  • Relaxes the body so you will sleep better

There is no danger to the baby, as the manual lymphatic drainage activates only the lymphatic and venous systems, away from the uterus. For positioning during the treatment we will discuss which is most comfortable such as lying on your side.

Another very common question is, is lymphatic drainage recommended after giving birth? The answer is of course yes!

  • A wonderful treatment for relaxation and helping move any lymph or venous congestion
  • Fantastic as an supporting option if mastitis occurs as we can also gently treat the breast