How to Float Safely While Pregnant

Floating while pregnant enables you to avoid the extra weight of pregnancy by relieving pressure on your body, spine, and feet.

Floating during the first trimester is not recommended for pregnant women.

Generally, floatation therapy promotes restful sleep, a pleasant sense of well-being and can alleviate all of the aches and pains of pregnancy.

Flotation therapy is a relaxing technique that enables a pleasant sensation of well-being and calmness during a pregnancy float

Getting Into A Comfortable Position

1. Floating Belly Down

During pregnancy, the weight of the expanding uterus presses against your organs, and letting the saltwater support this weight for 90 minutes may be pleasant.

2. Floating with a pool noodle

Use a pool noodle to keep your face out of the water by floating on your stomach with your arms across the noodle and the noodle under your chin. The noodle will keep your head supported even if you fall asleep.

3. Floating with elbow support

Put your elbows on the tank’s floor and your chin in your hands to use your elbows. The water is about the length of your forearms deep, so your face will stay dry. This posture gives a beautiful stretch to the spine, which some ladies like.

4. Floating with crossed arms

Cross your arms under your chin: Float belly down in the water with your head resting on your forearms by crossing your arms under your chin. This is comparable to floating on a pool noodle and may be preferred for some.

Is floating while pregnant harmful to my baby?

Pregnant women may benefit from float tanks more than anybody else. Due to the tremendous gravitational pressure exerted on the body, even laying in bed can be pretty painful for a woman in the later stages of pregnancy. For pregnant ladies, the float tank is a lovely sanctuary.

However, floating during the first trimester is not recommended for pregnant women.

If you have any worries regarding the consequences of floating on your pregnancy, we recommend consulting with your doctor and obtaining permission before floating.

Important reasons why you should consider floating while pregnant:

1. Floating is an entirely natural relief

You can undoubtedly float. Floating is an all-natural, drug-free method to relax, de-stress, and reduce pain and strain on your body and mind. Most floaters report a greater sense of peace, enhanced well-being, and better sleep, all of which can be difficult to come by for expecting mothers at times.

And yes, many physicians may advise you to avoid hot baths or saunas while your baby is getting ready. Those cautions, however, do not apply here because our tanks are kept at a neutral body temperature.

2. Floating is sanitary

Many of the suggested pregnancy “don’ts" have been passed down from generation to generation out of a concern for cleanliness. Many expectant mothers become virtual hermits due to their fears of coming in contact with any pollutants in the air, water, or surroundings. Because of the chemical compounds in various hair colouring procedures, many physicians urge you to avoid dyeing your hair altogether!

On the other hand, floating is entirely safe for you, your child, and your body. This is because all of the water in the tank is cleansed using many redundant processes. UV light and a hydrogen peroxide solution are used to treat each drop. In addition, each tank contains 900 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts. As a result, the high salinization of the water prevents the majority of contaminants, while peroxide and UV light handle the rest.

3. Floating offers essential therapeutic benefits

Magnesium levels, like many other essential nutrients and minerals, might decline during pregnancy. This is especially concerning because magnesium is one of the crucial elements for a healthy pregnancy. Transdermal absorption has been found to deliver higher quantities of more easily usable magnesium to your body than oral intake.

4. Floating negates gravity

We are all affected by gravity. But it’s never more apparent than when we’re physically lugging around a second body on top of our own.

The slow, unavoidable weight increase that comes with pregnancy may have a significant impact on your spine, joints, and muscles. Even getting out of bed during the third trimester might be difficult.

Floating is the only therapy that eliminates gravity’s effects. The water is warmed to the degree that matches your natural body temperature and is strongly salinated, so merely reclining back and letting go will keep your body in a state of suspended animation. You’re being held up by a material that isn’t supposed to be felt at all. 

5. The “Mirror Effect" of floating enhances prenatal bonding

Your infant is surrounded by soothing, temperature-neutral water and is floating in absolute darkness. They hear a heartbeat. All they know is serenity and calm.

Every floater has a unique experience. Nonetheless, many expectant mothers claim that Floating allows them to feel the same calm sensory neutrality as their infant. Replicating a shared experience can strengthen the relationship between mothers and their children.

Not to mention the fact that because baby and Mom share the same biological habitat, any serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins floating around may only have positive benefits for everyone.

Floating is undoubtedly recommended for anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and various other ailments. However, scientific studies and consumer experiences have shown us that floatation is especially beneficial during pregnancy.

Is it easy to float while pregnant?

Floating is arguably more beneficial to pregnant women than it is to the general public. Due to the laws of gravity, the increased weight borne by the expecting woman can be pretty stressful. The adverse effects of gravity, which can cause joint discomfort, inflammation, and stress on the organs and the unborn fetus, are eliminated when you float.

What is floating in pregnancy?

Float therapy is a fantastic method to relax in a weightless environment throughout the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, providing a beautiful sensation of wellness and serenity. Float tanks typically contain about 500kg of Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt), allowing effortless floating in a small pool of water.

What are the benefits of floating?

In healthy adults, floating in a sensory deprivation tank may provide advantages such as muscular relaxation, improved sleep, pain reduction, and reduced tension and anxiety.

Who should not use a float tank?

Floating during the first trimester is NOT recommended for pregnant women.

If you have claustrophobia, epilepsy, renal illness, low blood pressure, any infectious condition, such as diarrhoea or gastroenteritis (and for 14 days after that), open wounds, or skin ulcers, floating is not suggested.