During pregnancy, reflexology has been shown to be a great help at easing some of the ailments that mums-to-be suffer. On an emotional level, Reflexology is believed to help balance the hormones and can ease any symptoms of stress and anxiety. Physically, Reflexology can help ease symptoms such as morning sickness, constipation, heartburn, swollen ankles, anaemia and general aches and pains. Post-natally, Reflexology can also be used to help with the natural healing processes of the body and mind as they recover from the stresses and strains of bringing a new life into the world. Reflexology can promote hormonal balance and therefore help the body fight off depression. Reflexology has been shown to help breastfeeding mums with improving milk production and helping the menstrual cycle return to normal in the months after birth.