Can EFT Tapping Ensure A Healthy Pregnancy?
EFT Tapping for a healthy pregnancy
Having a baby on the way is one of life's biggest joys for any family. But the transition from to-be parents to parents can often be stressful due to pregnancy complications. In this blog, you will learn more about pregnancy and how EFT Tapping technique is useful so that your transition to parenthood gets easier.
Bringing a child into this world is one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences. Every woman wants to savour the joy of motherhood whether pregnant or not. And all a pregnant mom wants is to hold a healthy baby in her arms at the end of her pregnancy.
Being pregnant is all about a giving birth to another soul, who then becomes your entire life.
However, the journey from conception to delivery is exceptionally long and definitely arduous, spanning across 9 entire months. In addition, the excitement of pregnancy is often accompanied by many physical discomforts.
As an expecting mother your anxiety can go through the roof with the layers of worry and physical distress that work together to trigger your pregnancy troubles, also known as complications.
These complications sometimes occur in the form of health problems involving not only your health as the pregnant mother, but at times also the health of your baby. This is something that every expecting mother wants to avoid.
Though you may not be able to avoid health issues altogether, there are recommended ways that you can manage some of the common pregnancy complications that you may face.
WHAT IS PREGNANCY?
Pregnancy is the term used to describe the period in which a foetus develops inside a woman's uterus or womb.
A full-term human pregnancy lasts approximately 40 weeks from the last menstrual period of the pregnant mother till the delivery of the baby.
Here are the common signs of pregnancy that you may notice before taking a pregnancy test:
- Missed period
- Spotting or implantation bleeding
- Back pain
- Weight gain
The period of pregnancy is a delightful and exciting span of nine months. Your loved ones shower you with blessings, and spoil you with lavish food and attention. While they are busy fussing over you around the clock, all the while an adorable, tiny human is slowly developing inside you.
There will be a flutter and an accelerated heartbeat when this baby human gives away signs of growth in you. You will get startled, yet thrilled, when you feel the baby as it starts kicking inside your womb. You will run to baby stores to buy the latest cute outfits and baby items, resulting in a tiring yet beautiful experience of early parenthood.
TRIMESTERS OF PREGNANCY
A pregnancy is divided into three segments called trimesters. Each trimester includes some common symptoms that accompany the foetal development milestones.
Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth that takes place more than three weeks before a baby was estimated to be born. As shared before, a normal pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks. Therefore, a birth that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy is considered premature.
The final weeks, which are the 34 to 37th week, are crucial for a human foetus in the mother’s womb as the full development of several organ systems including the brain and the lungs take place. Therefore, a normal human foetus reaches adequate maturity at the end of this period (third trimester).
Premature infants may face difficulties in breathing and have other related hindrances in their growth and development. This is why premature babies spend the first days of their lives on ventilators.
The complications associated with preterm babies vary. But the earlier the baby comes, the higher the risk of complications.
Following are the factors associated with a woman going into labour early and giving a premature birth:
- A previous premature birth
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Poor nutrition intake before and during pregnancy
- Lower genital tract infections
- Multiple miscarriages or abortions
- Physical injury
- Domestic abuse
- Psychological stress such as the death of a loved one
Given below are the symptoms of a preterm birth:
- Abnormal uterine contractions in a single hour
- Vaginal bleeding in the third trimester
- Heavy pressure in the pelvis
- Abdominal or back pain
- A watery discharge from the vagina indicating premature rupture of the membrane surrounding the baby
Consulting your gynaecologist is highly suggested when you notice any of these symptoms. Doctors often try to prevent a preterm birth through certain medications. But if premature labour cannot be stopped and there is a need for the baby to be delivered early, a high-risk birth is incoming.
HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF COMPLICATIONS AND PRETERM BIRTH?
A child is at high risk when the birthing process has complications attached to it. These may include issues with breathing, hearing, vision and learning.
Stress and hidden stress triggers play a crucial role in determining the birth outcome of your child. Lack of emotional support in the life of a mother is another cause. To worsen it all, overthinking is undeniable in this phase when your brain is constantly busy churning out all kinds of unwanted thoughts.
Most of these triggers are pre-existing even before pregnancy. They are only triggered during the pregnancy phase as caused by overthinking.
As a pregnant mother, your only prayer at this stage would be to have a healthy pregnancy. What you need to know is that maternal health determines the well-being of children.
When maternal health is caught up in the vicious cycle of ill-health (physical as well as mental), pregnancy-related complications are observed.
Akin to how a healthy mother calls for a healthy child, a healthy child needs a healthy mother. A safe delivery calls for a physically focussed and emotionally prepared mother for what awaits her during the birthing process.
There is a technique that can remove worry or anxiety to address the pressing issues of a pregnant mother. It is called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Humans have known the healing properties of this technique for over 5000 years.
WHAT IS EFT TAPPING TECHNIQUE (EFT)?
Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as EFT Tapping, is based on the combination of ancient Chinese medicine with modern psychology. This involves tapping on specific pressure points using fingertips while speaking out statements in order to clear negative emotions and pent-up feelings.
The common acupuncture points used in the EFT Tapping technique are as follows:
- Karate chop point on the hand
- Under the nose
- Under the arm
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EFT Tapping technique is adopted by people to experience a change in their energy. When tapping on the meridian points and saying out statements aloud, you begin to unpeel layers of anxiety and physical distress. In your own time, you will both feel comforted and empowered as EFT Tapping helps you reconnect with the baby in your womb. What you will feel further is similar to returning to a place of love.
EFT TAPPING FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What are the possible themes with pregnancy?
The possible themes associated with pregnancy are as follows:
- Fear of being a mother
- Fear of losing the baby (Miscarriage)
- Past birth traumas
- If the father is absent - fears and worries about abandonment and being a single parent
- Swollen hands and feet
- Sore breast
- Hormonal effects
- Crying spells
- Food cravings
- Sleeping difficulties
- High blood pressure
- A breech baby birth position
- The body dilating on its own
- Fear of C-section
You have to note that you can work in the same way as working with any other issue but the themes might be different. Daily tapping homework might be quite nice to lower anxiety and stay calm.
2. What are the different tapping protocols to be followed for pregnancy trimesters?
There are different tapping protocols you need to follow for different trimesters. For example:
- The first trimester - In this trimester you can use EFT Tapping technique for morning sickness, the risk of miscarriage, breast tenderness, frequent urination and nausea.
- Second trimester - This is the golden period of pregnancy. Here you can use EFT for better sleep and flowing energy. Here you need the EFT Tapping technique for back pain, leg cramps, constipation, heartburn and abdominal pain.
- Final trimester - In this trimester, the pregnant woman feels both excited and anxious at the same time. It will be right to use EFT for shortness of breath, haemorrhoids, urinary incontinence, varicose veins and sleep issues.
- During birth – Yes, you can also use EFT Tapping technique during birth. Here, you may choose to work with pain, epidural, fear of the unknown, and pregnancy complications.
Every pregnancy is different; for there are different layers of worries and anxiety associated with it.
But as a doctor, having attended to many pregnant women in three decades, what I have always discovered about pregnancies is that a mother is twice as strong the moment she knows she is carrying a soul inside her.
As an instinct, to-be mothers will go to any lengths to ensure their safety and preserve the species breathing in them.
If you are a Practitioner, my suggestion for you is that stay mindful and tender. Treat all the triggers of your client individually. Step in gently and stay consistent in supporting them.
Finally, motherhood is Shakti power. Tapping into these spaces connects a mother back to her child.
As EFT tunes your body’s energy into a more positive flow, this is the time you help yourself (or your clients) choose between fighting back and winning it over.
Continue to learn and explore!
Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
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