Pregnant women find floating beneficial especially as the weight becomes more cumbersome on the body. The feeling of releasing the extra weight, especially in late pregnancy, gives the mother a chance to relieve her back and torso. As floating is likened to being in the women there is a sweetness of both mother and child in similar states.
Pregnant women can float up to near term. For post pregnancy, mothers should wait 6 weeks after consulting their doctors.
“I was eight months pregnant when I floated for the first time. Pregnancy takes a toll on every muscle in your body, especially your torso. Ironically, the times when you get a chance to rest is when the baby becomes more active and its weight continues to put stress on your muscles.
While floating, I expected the baby to be very active, but was pleasantly surprised. Since there was no pressure from any side, the baby didn’t feel the need to kick or roll around. It was the best rest I’ve had in several months. I would recommend floating to anyone, pregnant or not, for a time of physical and mental renewal.”