Utilizing a Rebozo during pregnancy and Birth

 

Using a rebozo for pregnancy, birth, the postnatal period and more

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Here I share 3 simple techniques you can use during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Pregnancy technique. Hip wrapping. During pregnancy the rebozo can be wrapped tightly around the hips to provide support to the pelvic girdle. The rebozo can be tied at the front or at the back.

Other ways the rebozo can be used are: To aid in techniques to realign and adjust the body to allow the baby to rotate into a more favorable position if it is To lift the belly to relieve back pressure during labor To wrap around the entire body like a hug, to offer the mother comfort and ease. A rebozo is a traditional Mexican shawl that women use in a varriety of ways during their pregnancy and labor as well as the care of their infants on a daily basis. The rebozo is a long piece of woven cloth usually 5 feet or longer in length. Another use of a rebozo in labor is just to relieve the mom of back pain.

For this, you do the same positions already mentioned with the rebozo wrapped around the belly, and sifting from behind or over. Squatting in birth is known to shorten the birth canal and alleviate pressure. “Rebozo” means “shawl” in Spanish.

It’s a traditional Mexican shawl about 4-5 feet in length. It is a multifunctional tool used before labor, used to help laboring women birth and used for carrying your baby around after birth!Rebozo can be used in many different ways during labor but one of the most common is to use it on the birthing person’s hips, using controlled motions to help move the hips or sway them from side to side a little bit. The rebozo lift and sift movement can be used in pregnancy, but is more commonly used during labor both when relaxing in between contractions. To use the rebozo in this fashion, ensure the edge of the rebozo is under the belly.

Cross the rebozo in the back (don’t twist the straps) and then place over the shoulder so that mom can grab them. Mom can then slightly pull on the straps to give a little support to her belly. Adding a sway can be nice in between contractions.

The workshop is specially developed for BiA Doula students and graduates and builds upon the knowledge and experience you already have. After this day you have more tools and confidence to introduce and use the rebozo with your clients in pregnancy and birth. The workshop is taught by Mirjam de Keijzer and Thea van Tuijl from Rebozo.nl. Rebozo is traditionally used also to carry babies, and can be done with the very same rebozo that accompanied the woman during the pregnancy and birth. It is also a great baby blanket, a cover for the sun, a towel on the beach and the list goes on.

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The bodyworker may have been working with the woman before the pregnancy, can work with her throughout the pregnancy, may be at the birth and then continue to work with her postnatally.

“Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork” by Suzanne Yates
from Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork
by Suzanne Yates
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Although the antepartum record may indicate a previous pregnancy or childbirth, she may not have shared this information with her family, and her right to privacy could be jeopardized by probing questions in their presence.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
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Its safety for use during pregnancy has not been established, although in theory it should not cross the placenta because of its large molecular size (Stuart & Bergstrom, 2011).

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It can be used from 24 weeks gestation but many midwives would not use one until 28 weeks gestation.

“Skills for Midwifery Practice” by Ruth Johnson, Wendy Taylor
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However, the midwife must have a good working knowledge of the condition in order to clarify and educate the woman on the condition itself and the effect her antiepileptic medication will have on her pregnancy and, usually of great concern to the woman, on the health of her unborn child.

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There has been limited evaluation of its safety, and it is not recommended for use in pregnancy.

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No published reports describing the use of dichloralphenazone in human pregnancy have been located, although one reference commented that the drug has been “widely used” during pregnancy (3).

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Dipyrone use during pregnancy and adverse perinatal events.

“Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment” by Christof Schaefer, Paul W.J. Peters, Richard K Miller
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It therefore should probably not be used during pregnancy unless use of other type Ia agents fails or the patient is unable to tolerate the other type Ia agents (see Chapter 50).

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In HIVexposed infants, at birth, the baby’s mouth and nostrils should be wiped as soon as the head is delivered, infants should be handled with gloves till all blood and maternal secretions are washed off, and the cord should be clamped soon after birth (avoid milking).

“IAP Textbook of Pediatrics” by A Parthasarathy, PSN Menon, MKC Nair
from IAP Textbook of Pediatrics
by A Parthasarathy, PSN Menon, MKC Nair
Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited, 2019

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  • Great video on how to use a Rebozo! I’m going to show this to my doula clients for sure! You should make a video for birth pretend massage techniques. =)

  • i love this video!! i wonder if a Moby wrap or large baby wearing wrap could be used as a substitute for this until i can get one? or would that be too stretchy?

  • I love this video! It’s amazing how helpful such a simple tool can be during labor. I love the many ways that a rebozo can be used as well.