Pregnancy Massage – A Guide for Dad’s to Be

by Jenny Nanninga

Jenny, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, is here to share her insights into Pregnancy Massage Dads To Be DVD through this review and giveaway. While we were compensated to write this post, our writers views and opinions remain her own. 

Pregnancy does a number on your back.  The shifting of your spine, as your body compensates for the baby growing inside, can not only cause you daytime pain, but can prevent you from sleeping as well.

Back pain plagued me during both of my pregnancies and postpartum as well.  Pre-natal massages, however, are expensive.  This is why I was thrilled to have my husband watch the Pregnancy Massage Dads To Be Guide DVD.  This simple, visual step-by-step guide is the perfect way for pregnant and postpartum women to receive the relief and relaxation they need without spending a lot of money.

pregnancy massage dad's to be guide

The video, create by a licensed massage therapist and trainer teaches the correct form for massage.  I was really impressed with the thorough instructions, including tips on how to avoid bones.  A lot of emphasis is put on understanding pressure.  This is key as everyone has a different preference. These videos also taker the massager into consideration and teach how to avoid obtaining a backache yourself while giving the massage.

The few professional massages I received during pregnancy were very relaxing, but also very expensive.  I love that I can now achieve that same level or relaxation at home and in a comfortable setting.

The DVD covers the following topics:

  • Cautions and Guidelines
  • Pressure and Awareness
  • How-to Avoid Bones
  • Foot Massage
  • Right Foot
  • Body Massage: Right Side
  • Legs, Hips, and Feet: Right Side
  • Hips, Back, and Right Side
  • Arms and Hand: Right Side
  • Neck and Shoulder: Right Side
  • Body Massage: Left Side
  • Legs, Hips, and Feet: Left Side
  • Hips, Back, and Left Side
  • Arms and Hand: Left Side
  • Neck and Shoulder: Left Side

You can select a scene to work on a specific technique or area. What a great feature!  Instead of fast-forwarding through the entire DVD, you can select an area that is giving you trouble and watch only that scene.

The soothing voiceover allows the video to be played during a massage.  This is a fantastic advantage because Dad’s don’t need to memorize all of the skills.  Instead they can merely play the DVD while administering the massage and the soothing tones and voices won’t detract from mom’s relaxation.

Moms can be comforted and relaxed in just minutes, or can enjoy a safe 20-minute massage with the help of this Pregnancy Massage DVD. This step-by-step guide would make a great gift and can help your family bond before the big day arrives!

To learn more or to purchase your own DVD, visit the Pregnancy Video website or the creator’s website.

You also have the opportunity to win your very own massage DVD!

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Four lucky readers are going to get their chance to win a Pregnancy Massage Dads To Be DVD. Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter this giveaway.


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I blog at all about my home, family (husband and sweet baby girl), being a mom, crafting, cooking, my faith in God, and more. I love the outdoors, living in a small town on the Central Coast and being a mom!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shanda Enriquez April 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

I would love a Massage! I have not gotten one professionally but I would!


2 manda April 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I would like to try.


3 June S. April 23, 2014 at 10:58 am

I have never had a massage in my life time, but would really like to get one someday soon.


4 Meagan bs April 23, 2014 at 11:47 am

i didn’t with my first but it sounds awesome, i’d totally have one next time


5 Shannon Baas April 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

I would like to have one.


6 Wendy Rozema May 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Yes, I have gotten a massage while pregnet!


7 Erica C. May 3, 2014 at 11:36 am

I would get one.


8 Gianna May 5, 2014 at 12:42 am

I haven’t and I would!


9 Stephanie Galbraith May 5, 2014 at 1:49 am

I never really thought about it, but why not.


10 Kathy Pease May 5, 2014 at 9:07 am

I never have but I would have loved one during pregnancy. I was always achy somewhere


11 amanda whiltey May 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

i would definitely! i have only ever received foot rubs while pregnant


12 susan smoaks May 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

i haven’t ever received one but i would love to get one from hubby


13 lilshuga2001 May 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Never been pregnant before but I would definitely love a massage when I am :)


14 ana moana May 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

At Personal Massage London we have special massages for pregnant women. It’s something taht makes the pregnancy easier.


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