“If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”…..
While massaging a pregnant mum the other day it struck me how lucky I was to have such a beautiful job. To place my hands on a mothers belly while she is carrying a child is truly a sacred act…
So why have a massage when you are pregnant?…of course first and foremost… it feels great (and unlike most things that are pleasurable, its moral, its not fattening, and its perfectly legal!)
In the 19th century, Victorian women began hosting tea parties for expecting mothers and the baby shower as we know it today was born. After World War 2 with the baby boom, it became tradition to give gifts and host parties for the soon to be born baby. The label of a ‘shower’ corresponds with the showering of gifts upon the mother. Initially only women were invited to the celebration, however this has changed over time with the couple often inviting a variety of male and female friends.