The benefits of Reiki given to a pregnant woman are countless. Reiki can be given, to both the mother and the baby, throughout pregnancy, during birth and after birth. Use of Reiki before, during, and after pregnancy has positive results both for the mother and the baby.

What can Reiki do for pregnancy?

Treatments before conception can focus on creating a balanced, loving and harmonious relationship between the parents and toward the future child which likely will be present in spirit.

Reiki is safe for pregnant women! In fact, Reiki works well in helping with all stages of pregnancy including conception and child birth. Reiki provides emotional as well as physical support and works not only on the mother, but also on the child. Reiki cannot cause harm and always works to reduce stress and improve health regardless of the condition. Reiki during pregnancy not only offers treatment for the woman's body but also for the development of the fetus. Reiki is believed to be "loving" energy that is shared from the practitioner to the client. That means that a fetus can be receiving loving energy all the while the mother is being treated. There are some fairly common discomforts of pregnancy which can be minimized or even alleviated by Reiki treatments, such as backaches, headaches, stress & anxiety, nausea, etc. The deep relaxation and peacefulness many people experience during and after a Reiki treatment could be of benefit to pregnant women.

The body of the mother changes a lot during the pregnancy. Therefore the energy-balance is constantly under pressure. This is manifested emotionally and physically. The mother is more tired and unstable than normal.

Moreover typical pregnancy complaints arise, like for example morning sickness. Reiki has a positive influence on this energy-balance. When the energy is brought back in balance, these symptoms disappear. A Reiki treatment helps to relax deeply and clean body and spirit. Reiki starts several processes, which make body and spirit healthier and stronger. They react faster on all changes in body and lifestyle. Therefore the pregnancy will develop more natural and stable.

Reiki helps to deal with (old) problems and the accompanying emotions. Things become clearer. Also during pregnancy there will be fears about being able to be a good mother or the upcoming responsibility. Reiki will help to deal with all these emotions. The mother as well as the child will benefit from this. Reiki deepens the relationship between mother and child and develops the confidence in motherhood. Reiki after birth will recover body and mind of the mother faster. Reiki stimulates the breast-feeding and diminishes pleurisy.

Reiki and Your Unborn Child

Reiki also work with the unborn child. The body of the child changes constantly and fast. Therefore his energy-balance is also constantly under pressure. Reiki has a positive influence on the energy-balance. When the energy is brought back in balance, the development will go smoothly. The child becomes more aware of the daily rhythm every week that he grows older. Moreover he feels the moods especially of the mother. The unborn doesn't only participate in life physically through the navel cord, but also through thoughts. Reiki helps to deal with accompanying emotions.

Reiki and Your Spouse

Becoming a father changes father's life much. Fears come up about being a good father, responsibility or adjusting his lifestyle. Reiki helps to make body and spirit healthy and stronger. Because of this the father can prepare himself better for the changes in his life. Reiki deepens the relationship between father and child. The child feels the mood of his father already during the pregnancy and reacts on this.

Reiki and Postpartum

Reiki can be very effective in helping to restore balance to the entire mind-body-spirit system after birth. Nurturing a mother aids her to nurture her infant. Fathers and birth partners undergo their own transitions during pregnancy and the postpartum period. They can also derive much benefit from Reiki treatments. Caring for a newborn can be draining to both partners. Reiki can help restore and balance energy levels as well as provide some much-needed serenity during this exciting and transformational time.

The baby will benefit from Reiki treatments also after childbirth. It will adapt faster to his new world. The body of the child still changes constantly and fast. Reiki brings the energy back in balance. The baby will be healthier and more comfortable.


Benefits of Reiki during Pregnancy:

  • Reiki provides emotional as well as physical support to the pregnant woman.
  • Reiki creates a balanced, loving and harmonious relationship between the mother and the child.
  • Reiki is practiced in the early days of the pregnancy helps reduce exhaustion and nausea in the pregnant woman.
  • It also brings relief to every part of a stretched and aching body of the woman.
  • It also reduces anxiety, sleep problems, colic, and enhances motor activity and active sleep.
  • Reiki is done to restore the balance and health to the pregnant mother.
  • Reiki used during labor stage has been shown to control and lessen pain to a greater extent.
  • Reiki makes delivery easier.
  • Mothers who have had previous C-sections and receive Reiki in later pregnancies can expect lesser need for cesarean surgeries in the second time.
  • Mothers who use Reiki during and after pregnancy can better adjust to their babies and vise versa.
  • After the baby is born, it can be a stressful time for the baby. When Reiki is used in the delivery room it makes an easier transition for the baby.
  • Reiki also helps to come out of the fears related to pregnancy and delivery. It soothes a woman who feels invaded and impatient to give birth.
  • Reiki has the power to make a baby wriggle with pleasure in the womb, and also has a calming effect on both the mother and the child.
  • Reiki provides a unique opportunity, for the father-to-be as he can bond with his baby when it is in the mother’s womb.
  • Reiki also helps in building a strong and spiritual relationship between the mother and the baby, before this tiny new being enters the world.
  • If you are attuned, you can give your baby Reiki whenever you hold and nurse it after birth.