PreNatal Lymph Massage

A special cushion is used to comfortably lie on stomach or

Lymphodynamics of MLD in Pregnancy

  • Lymph System
  • Hormone change creates tissue change
  • Tissues retain fluid
  • Mechanical pressure of fetus on vessels can increase edema
  • Not an illness but a physiological condition

Indications for MLD

  • Safe at a time drug intervention may not be
  • Edema formation justifies the need for MLD

    How this helps you 

  • Keep immune system functioning optimally
  • Illness prevention
  • Reduce edema retention
  • Stretch-mark prevention
  • Stress management
  • Constipation relief

    When to begin: 2nd Trimester
    How to begin: Begin MLD with 10-15 minute session to minimize any unpleasant side effects. Wait 24 hours to monitor and increase time gradually but no more than 45 minutes.

    Normal side effects

  • Increased urine output
  • Odor/color change
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • All MLD is discontinued with any other side effects
  • Client is recommended to see their doctor


  • Malignant Tumors
  • Acute Inflammation
  • DVT’s
  • Cardiac Related Edema
  • CHF
  • Kidney Disease
  • Do not perform MLD in the 1st Trimester
  • All cases that have been classified as “High Risk”
  • Dental work

After delivery OK

MLD After Pregnancy ~ Get Back Into Those Jeans !!