There have been vast amounts of research done regarding the detrimental effects of delivering your baby early. Therefore, StressBusters promotes waiting until your due date to birth your baby.
Research shows that a baby’s brain at 35 weeks weighs only two-thirds what it will weigh at 39 to 40 weeks (StressBusters will not perform this massage prior to your due date).
Why at least 39 weeks is best for your baby? According to the March of dimes:
- Important organs, like his/her brain, lungs and liver get the time they need to develop.
- He/she is less likely to have hearing and vision problems after birth.
- He/she has time to gain more weight in the womb. Babies born at a healthy weight have an easier time staying warm than babies that are born too small.
- He/she can suck and swallow and stay awake long enogh to eat after he is born. Babies born early sometimes can’t do these things.
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Should you be at or past your due date, StressBusters’ Induction Massage is perfect for helping induce labor in a safe, natural way. There are pressure points on your body that are known for kick-starting labor. We avoid these during a standard prenatal massage, but use them to our advantage when you need help getting your new baby here. We’ll relax you and ease your pain with our prenatal massage expertise while aiding in your baby’s swift and safe arrival.
StressBusters will not perform an Induction Massage prior to your due date. We will need a letter from your doctor advising us of your due date as well as their referral to perform an Induction Massage.
55 Minute Session – $89
85 Minute Session – $130