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Mothering the Mother with a Rebozo

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

Mothering the Mother with a Rebozo

The rebozo, a tightly woven traditional Mexican shawl, is one of the few tools I have in my doula bag. The gentle belly sifting accomplished with the rebozo feels very calming, relaxing and nurturing to the mom. This belly massage can relief uterine ligament tension during pregnancy and labor. It can also relief general tension in the body. Some moms tell me that it feels as if I’m cradling them ~a lovely way to mother the mother. Using the rebozo during labor can help with optimal fetal positioning. The rebozo is a gentle, drug free way to support the laboring mother. After...

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