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How to get amazing back pain relief from floating while pregnant

Floating While Pregnant is a One-of-a-Kind Experience

From early to late pregnancy, expecting mothers are one special group that can experience a particularly profound time in the flotation tank. Every pregnant mother wishes badly, at some point, that she could lay face down to relieve some of the tension and pain that builds up along the vertebrae. Unfortunately, for most of history, options for achieving this have been slim. Much to the happiness and relief of our pregnant customers, however - this relief is now possible, and safe! With the specialized environment of the sensory deprivation tank and the assistance of a few props, expecting mothers can float comfortably in a variety of comforting positions.

While floating is very safe, and unlikely to create any problems, it is important to remember that every pregnancy is unique; therefore, it is imperative that you consult with your doctor prior to scheduling your session.

A Range of Unique Benefits

There are a number of unique ways for pregnant women to utilize the buoyancy offered by floating, using pool noodles or other buoyant float props. The relief of getting out from under the pressure of gravity can greatly diminish lower back pain, release spinal tension, and assist circulation - promoting blood flow to the limbs and placenta.

This experience can also help you get further in touch with your baby, feeling immersed in the profound connection you share, and even allow you to hear your little ones' heartbeat.

On her blog Floating Pregnant, Author and glass artist Leah Pellegrini documents her experiences of using a flotation tank throughout her pregnancy. She describes the phenomenal difference in comfort provided by the tank:

"I was never comfortable in bed, in any position ... Surrounded by pillows of all shapes and sizes was the only way I could fall asleep in bed. Even still it was a struggle. I needed a pillow between my knees, one behind my lower back, one tucked under my big belly, a couple for my neck and head. The quest for comfort was ridiculous.

However, in the tank I could lay down and rest at ease. I could float on my belly and feel no pressure, no pain, just a good stretch for my stiff lower back. I could float face up with no aching, no weight of the gigantic pregnant belly, no circulatory risk for the baby or myself, just comfort. I could lay on my sides without hurting my hips."

The Midwives Who Use Float Tanks

Midwives Kirsten Gerrish & Lena Kilic, who operate a combination birth center / float facility in Alaska, utilize flotation R.E.S.T. to help guide their customers through pregnancy, with often profound results. Check out the video below to hear them discuss the great experiences their facility is having with mothers-to-be.

Try a Float Session, Feel Great

At Float Carolina, we would love to facilitate a transformative float experience for you and your baby. If you have any questions, or would like to book an appointment, please give us a call. We have a variety of props available to make your session comfortable, including specialized float noodles, float pillows, robes, and slippers.

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