Reiki During Pregnancy: A Look into the Benefits of Prenatal Reiki

Pregnancy is a unique experience – with it comes transitions, changes, and challenges to the physical body. In my years as a Reiki Master Teacher, I’ve talked to women about the benefits of prenatal Reiki, and Reiki during pregnancy and how this ancient art of healing heals, strengthens, and makes the pregnancy journey a more meaningful experience.

Reiki is a gentle way to bring back the positive energy, balance, and deep relaxation to the body – benefits that pregnant women need. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of Reiki, check out my other related article, “What is Reiki?”

Nowadays, Reiki is commonly offered as a type of Complementary Alternative Medicine at major hospitals in the US, such as Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and the NHS healthcare system in the UK. Reiki is increasingly getting attention, even from modern science. It’s 100% natural, safe and aims to improve the holistic well-being of anyone receiving Reiki treatments, regardless of their condition.

All Reiki treatments can be done in-person or remotely via Distant Reiki Healing with a qualified practitioner so Reiki can be available to anyone, anywhere who desires the treatment. Some insurance companies cover Reiki treatments too, if prescribed by a doctor as a form of self-care.

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Prenatal Reiki helps pregnant women manage the changes in their bodies, all while keeping them connected to their babies. Let’s take a deep look at how Reiki helps improve the pregnancy experience.

What is Prenatal Reiki?

Reiki for pregnant women? Is that really a thing?

I’ve been asked several times if pregnant women can enjoy the wonderful benefits of Reiki. My answer is always a big, resounding “YES!” Pregnancy is often defined by hospital trips, doctor’s appointments, and safety steps that could be too stressful for the mom. Prenatal Reiki is a great way to help pregnant women release pent-up stress from pregnancy, and can assist them in becoming at peace with the physical, emotional, and mental changes that come with pregnancy.

Prenatal Reiki focuses on helping expectant mothers connect with their bodies and their unborn children. The feeling of connection toward a baby may sometimes not come naturally. Connecting with your baby is an amazing experience! With the help of energy healing during the pregnancy Reiki process, your mind can feel relaxed and calm, allowing you to savor your pregnancy without fear and worry.


What is Prenatal Reiki

The Benefits of Reiki During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is unique and diverse. One mother’s experience may be different from another’s. However, my experience with working with pregnant women has helped me understand one thing – pregnancy does not come without challenges and stress.

Carrying a baby is not a walk in the park—that’s why expectant moms deserve the benefits of prenatal Reiki. If you’re an expectant mom, or if someone you love is carrying a baby, here are some pregnancy Reiki benefits you should know. And if you want to know the long list of benefits of Reiki click here.

Reiki Eases Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy is not easy. It’s a life-changing, life-altering experience that literally puts a mother’s life on the line. Dealing with morning sickness, food aversions, exhaustion, and mood swings can take your focus off of your pregnancy and the difficulties that come with it. And so many of my mommy clients have shared that just when you think you’re getting the hang of it, your body changes again the next week, and that in itself can be pretty stressful.

The art of Reiki allows you to gain back peace and calm. A Reiki session makes it possible for you to get in touch with your body and cope with the ever-changing symptoms better. It helps with taking the lens out of the stress so you can further appreciate this beautiful, magical experience that’s happening inside you, allowing you to be more present, positive, and connected with your pregnancy.

Reiki Eases Stress and Worries

Dealing with the unknown can be scary, especially for pregnant women who are carrying the most precious beings. There are a lot of worries in the minds of mothers; worrying about the baby’s growth, the baby’s development, and their own health can make expectant moms feel like they’re always on the edge.

With the help of Reiki during pregnancy, moms can release their pent-up stress and worries. As they take the time to be mindful, they can find that assurance that everything will be okay.

Reiki Strengthens the Mother-Child Bond

The healing that comes with Reiki is holistic—it envelopes an entire person, including the baby. Whenever I have a healing session with pregnant women, they always express that they feel like their babies are responding to the treatment through their movements. Reiki gives way to moments where a mother can enjoy communicating with her baby without stress, worries, and physical pain.

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Reiki Provides Emotional Release

It’s normal to feel numerous emotions throughout a pregnancy journey. However, you know when some emotions are temporary and unexplainable, while some are much deeper and real. You’ve probably heard that your baby feels what you feel, so it’s extra important to take care of your emotional health. So if you’ve been feeling various negative emotions, such as feeling overwhelmingly unready, not good enough, resistant to change, extremely anxious, or insecure.

Maybe you’re feeling disconnected from yourself. Maybe unresolved issues with your inner child are coming up even now. In some cases, where there are deeper levels of emotions that could make you feel constantly angry, resentful, or other emotions of the like Intuitive Healing, which has a special focus on emotional healing in a more advanced way.

It’s helpful to clear them from your emotional field and release these emotions gently so you can feel better and so can your little baby while maintaining a nurturing environment for your baby to grow in. I wrote a bit more about this in another article, “Why Emotional Healing Is Essential For Expecting Mothers”.

And for some expectant mothers who are naturally highly sensitive energetically or are more empathic, keep in mind that some of these negative emotions might not be yours, but rather the emotions you may be absorbing from others around you.

So if you’ve noticed that you have a natural tendency to absorb other people’s emotions or their energy, you may want to take even further steps toward caring for your own energy levels and emotional health.

In such cases, I’m certain an emotional energy cleansing session via Intuitive Healing would be one of the most supportive tools for you, which is available in-person or as an online appointment (distant healing), and both are equally as effective.

Reiki Heals Physical Pains and Changes The Way Mothers Look At Pregnancy

Reiki is an effective, non-invasive treatment that can help with physical pains associated with pregnancy, such as:

  • Lower back pain

  • Exhaustion

  • Joint pain

  • Cramps

  • Stress

  • Mood changes

  • High blood pressure

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Sciatica

This allows mothers to have a different perspective on pregnancy – one that’s full of meaningful memories and not full of physical challenges.

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Reiki Prepares Mothers for Childbirth

Reiki strengthens moms-to-be. One of the biggest benefits of prenatal Reiki is that it gives the mother additional physical and emotional strength. With Reiki, moms can get a renewed understanding of their physical, and emotional challenges. Through Reiki, moms get more in tune with their bodies, making them feel in control. Reiki supports mothers-to-be so that they are empowered to face childbirth with more love, presence, and confidence.

Is Prenatal Reiki Safe? How Is It Done?

If you’re an expectant mom, perhaps you’ll be wondering “How is it done?” One of the common questions pregnant women have about Reiki is how it’s actually done.

The session begins with the mom-to-be in her most comfortable position. Some, in their early trimester, prefer to lie on their back for the Reiki treatment. Pregnant clients have the option to follow the position they’re most comfortable with, which is usually on their sides. You won’t be asked to lie down on your face because it’s dangerous.

Unlike massages, Reiki does not focus on muscles, so you won’t have to worry about physical complications after the treatment. A qualified Reiki practitioner uses a gentle, hands-on technique, laying their hands softly on specific areas of your body to invite natural healing. Pregnant women interested in Reiki don’t have to worry about safety as Reiki is one of the rare forms of therapy that is 100% safe to receive and the treatment is gentle yet effective. Most of my prenatal Reiki clients say they are able to get some deep, quality sleep during our sessions too!

Experience Distant Reiki Healing Sessions In The Comfort Of Your Home!

Reiki sessions can also be given remotely to expectant mothers who aren’t able to visit Reiki practitioners in person. Every practitioner has their own way of facilitating a Distant Reiki session, but I like to have a brief chat with my clients first to see how they’re doing before asking them to lie down in the comfort of their own home for the Reiki treatment. Afterward, we’ll have a little chat to talk about any specific notes regarding the session.

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Prenatal Reiki Benefits: Even Your Baby Can Enjoy Reiki Too!

As a Reiki Master Teacher, I always find it astounding when mothers tell me they can feel their babies react and respond to the treatment. They say that babies feel their mothers’ stress – the same is true when the mother feels all relaxed and pampered. The healing energy from a Reiki healing session can help soothe, calm, and relax unborn babies, too. Now, that’s a sweet way to make your baby feel you care for them!

In my experience, babies who are used to Reiki treatments while in the womb tend to respond well to Reiki treatments received after they’re born. My prenatal clients who had consistent Reiki sessions with me have shared that they were able to have the beautiful, dream births that they had always desired.

Reiki During Childbirth

On top of clients who have received Reiki sessions throughout their 36 weeks of pregnancy, I’ve facilitated Reiki sessions DURING delivery. You might be wondering, “Is that seriously possible?” Absolutely. I’ve supported many expectant mothers during their delivery, and it’s especially helpful for those who are experiencing complications. Distant Reiki Healing sessions are amazingly beneficial during delivery and can truly keep the mother and baby calm throughout the process. At the point there’s no need to dial in and have a chat with the mom during the Distant Reiki Healing session, we’ll jump straight into the Reiki treatment while you’ll be busy doing your part.

Reiki Improves Pregnancy Experiences

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful physical and spiritual experiences, and each mother deserves to experience this opportunity positively. However, stressors to the mind, body, and soul can mar the experience. See your pregnancy in the most wonderful way – pregnant mommas, you deserve a healing Reiki session. Reiki is like an expecting mother’s healing balm – it eases the physical pain, it relaxes the mind, and it makes it possible for moms to enjoy the ride through and through.

If you or someone you know wants to experience pregnancy in a way you haven’t before, consider a prenatal Reiki session or Intuitive Healing session! Or if you still wondering and want to learn more, head over to and fill your knowledge’s heart’s content!