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(@dutchy)
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Hi i am just qualified as a Bowen therapist and a friend of mine was saying that in England when someone gives birth they always have a Bowen therapist present. Now i am going to be the godmother of my friends first one and she likes me to be there with her. My question is what procedures are exactly being used in what situations i have a good idea but just want to be sure. Like if the coccyx is done to bring up labor and after birth to correct the spine. The pelvis so it will go back to where it should be. I would also like to know if there are other procedures that can be used.
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(@jabba-the-hut)
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I would love to know where in England this is happening? How enlightened! Our local matty hospital barely lets the father into the delivery room, let alone any one else!

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(@sherakapod)
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I didn't know of this either - it doesn't happen at our hospitals in Sheffield.
I wish it was true though!
I use reflexology along withthe bowen to help set off the labour twinges.

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(@lsmorgan)
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Hi i am just qualified as a Bowen therapist and a friend of mine was saying that in England when someone gives birth they always have a Bowen therapist present.

News to me. If you're going in as a birth partner, you can be whatever you like as long as you don't get in the way. If you're going in as a practitioner, the staff are completely within their rights to ask for full details of all your relevant qualifications, including maternity experience and training.

Now i am going to be the godmother of my friends first one and she likes me to be there with her. My question is what procedures are exactly being used in what situations i have a good idea but just want to be sure. Like if the coccyx is done to bring up labor and after birth to correct the spine. The pelvis so it will go back to where it should be. I would also like to know if there are other procedures that can be used.

Whatever you do, do some kind of maternity-related CPD first. It's a highly specific field and the most fantastic priviledge to be a part of. Remember the hormones that control how the body operates (especially relaxin) are still whizzing around in pretty high doses for some time, and don't actually return to normal, pre-pregnacy levels for about 6 months after the birth. So whatever you do, you will need to take that into account.

To be brutally honest, if you're newly qualified I'd start by getting advice from your tutors and taking it from there.

hth

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(@dutchy)
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thanks

Hi thanks for your response. I will have to ask my colleage where she heard that they have bowen therapist in hospitals since you guys don't know about it. We are in Australia so maybe she got the wrong info from somewhere to. Another friend of mine was telling me when a friend of her was in labour and having trouble the docktor asked her if she had a Bowen therapist with her. So obviously they did know, but this was here in australia.
I have to get on to my teacher and ask a bit more about it.
thanks Martine

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