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Bowen Therapy and Natural Births...

Dr Gowri and the Jeyarani Method

Dr Gowri Motha, obstetrician and pioneer of water births, uses Bowen as part of her Jeyarani Method that includes various complementary therapies preparing women for birth.


She recently presented findings from her cases at the Royal College of Medicine and the Royal College of Obstetricians. These show that Bowen is safe to use during pregnancy and has been beneficial for many pre- and post-natal conditions.


Dr Motha prescribes Bowen for cases of pubic and pelvic pain, back pain, nausea, mastitis and temporo-mandibular joint(TMJ) problems. She has found that Bowen can help with pelvic tilt, which often causes problems with the positioning of the foetus, and that there are Bowen procedures that can encourage the baby's head to engage.


For mothers who are anxious and tense, Bowen, in Dr Motha's words 'just chills them out'. She has also found Bowen useful with constipation in both mothers and infants. She recommends it for colic, crying baby syndrome, sleepless babies, hyperactive children and to restore abnormal skull shapes moulded during birth.


Dr Motha has also found Bowen helpful in relieving shoulder and arm pain during breast-feeding.

A Second Pregnancy - Benefiting from Bowen

One of Dr Motha's cases had a difficult first birth. Forceps were used and she was badly torn.

The experience left her afraid of having more children. When she did become pregnant again she enrolled onto the Jeyarani Method.


Dr Motha found that she had TMJ, chronic back problems, and pelvic tilt and was extremely tense about the prospect of giving birth.


It seemed likely that the pelvic tilt explained why there had been such problems with her first birth.

After receiving Bowen her TMJ and back problems improved and her pelvic tilt corrected itself: the pregnancy concluded with a spontaneous, easy labour.


She had even been shopping two hours before the baby was born and yet went through labour with no drugs and no tearing, commenting during the birth: 'This is too easy - it can't be labour'.

Biography - Dr Gowri Motha

Dr Gowri Motha completed her medical studies at St John's Medical College, Bangalore, Southern India in 1977 followed by 3 years postgraduate training in India in Obstetrics and General surgery. She worked in conventional Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London from 1981 to 1993 where she introduced water births for the first time in the NHS in 1987. Since then she has personally prepared and attended over 500 water births. She worked as a fertility specialist from 1990 to 1993 at the Assisted Conception Unit at Holly House Hospital in Essex and
as a GP in Hackney from 1996-1998.


During her experience as an obstetrician Dr Motha observed the
need for mothers to be better prepared mentally and physically
to give birth naturally. She set up the Jeyarani Centre
in 1987. It specialises in gentle birth methods and natural

fertility treatments. Dr Motha has trained in Reflexology,
Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Creative Healing, Visualisation Methods
and Reiki and is presently studying Bowen.