Surrogate Prenatal Wellness
Here at Great Beginnings Surrogacy we take our matches and the care of the baby you carry for your Intended Parents very seriously. We believe that the environment a baby(s) is/are growing in is extremely important! So important in fact, we provide our surrogates a wellness package that includes prenatal massages, along with other completely individualized health-promoting practices. We want your Intended Parents’ baby to have the best start in life by ensuring you are relaxed and healthy throughout your pregnancy. Anyone who’s ever had a professional massage (whether pregnant or not) knows that both body and mind feel better after a massage. A variety of studies consistently show that massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles. It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you’re pregnant, and keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body. During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping, and sciatica. Additionally, it can reduce swelling in your hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn’t a result of preeclampsia), relieve carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion — all common pregnancy problems. Regular massage therapy not only helps diminish anxiety and discomfort but boosts relaxation as well. This ultimately can lead to improved sleep patterns. In addition, the serotonin, endorphins and dopamine released by your body in response to massage provide an extra helping of these natural chemicals. “Massage is very effective at increasing deep sleep,” says Touch Research Institute director, Dr. Tiffany Field.