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KIH Bed Pregnancy Cushion – for clients to lay prone full term

The KIH Bed Pregnancy Cushion was designed in the UK in 2011 when qualified therapist Julie Hawkins was heavily pregnant and could not find a pregnancy cushion to enable her to do so!

Following the initial design Julie spent two years researching laying prone (on your belly) in pregnancy and dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s with respect to all other aspects of Health and Safety.  Having to incinerate her beloved KIH Bed to Comply with British Standards Testing was a painful experience.  But finally after two years with the finished product along with relevant certification Julie was ready to secure finance, set up the company KIH Products Ltd and launch the KIH Bed to the general public.

In the last six years since the business was established the KIH Bed has been increasing in popularity with Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and Leading Spa’s, not only in the U.K, but in the Irish Republic, Australia, America, France, Spain, and an attempted Cyprus purchase!

Julie, and KIH Products have been shortlisted for and won a number of awards including the Federation of Holistic Therapists Excellence in Innovation Accolade Award in 2015, MPower Mums in Business finalist, Women’s Business Club Innovation Award and a couple of others!  Julie now supports other Single Mums in Business.

KIH Products will be exhibiting at the Holistic Health Show at the Birmingham NEC in May 2019 and Julie will look forward to meeting you there for you to try before you buy and ask any questions.

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KIH Products embarks on further research!

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Originally the KIH Bed was quite simply designed as a comfort aid during late pregnancy, and as an ideal tool for massage therapists to provide relaxation mum-to-be massage heaven!  Of course the uses post partum (co-sleeping, sit up aid, lounger, jump on toy etc) were great surprise additional uses post pregnancy.  But now the KIH Bed is entering a new phase, as popularity has grown amongst therapists, so has health benefit interest.

Director Julie was introduced to the theory of OFP, developed mu midwife Jean Sutton http://optimal-foetal-positioning.co.nz/?author=2 by a top UK osteopath Caroline Penn.  And together they have devised a research survey for mums-to-be to complete during their use of the KIH Bed, to develop sound evidence of various health benefits that are associated with laying prone during late pregnancy.

It is wonderful for KIH Products to have raised the eyebrows of such accomplished health professionals as initially it was very hard to get therapists to embrace change…

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KIH Products embarks on further research!

Originally the KIH Bed was quite simply designed as a comfort aid during late pregnancy, and as an ideal tool for massage therapists to provide relaxation mum-to-be massage heaven!  Of course the uses post partum (co-sleeping, sit up aid, lounger, jump on toy etc) were great surprise additional uses post pregnancy.  But now the KIH Bed is entering a new phase, as popularity has grown amongst therapists, so has health benefit interest.

Director Julie was introduced to the theory of OFP, developed mu midwife Jean Sutton http://optimal-foetal-positioning.co.nz/?author=2 by a top UK osteopath Caroline Penn.  And together they have devised a research survey for mums-to-be to complete during their use of the KIH Bed, to develop sound evidence of various health benefits that are associated with laying prone during late pregnancy.

It is wonderful for KIH Products to have raised the eyebrows of such accomplished health professionals as initially it was very hard to get therapists to embrace change, as historically laying a pregnant lady on her side was the only option and therefore the preferred teaching method, now that is set to change, and it would seem that the KIH Bed is more useful than ever imagined.   The KIH Bed is still sold primarily as an aid to comfort and relaxation, but in 2016 following a complete health benefit research trail it may be that the KIH Bed can be provided to help combat many pregnancy ailments.

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Word is spreading….. the KIH Bed is in demand!

Three years ago nobody knew what a KIH Bed was, a KIH bed (pronounced key bed) – is a new style of pregnancy cushion that allows a lady to lay prone throughout her pregnancy.  Created for my own use in 2011, the KIH Bed is now used by mums-to-be, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and as well as being in the UK is now in Australia.

The KIH Bed has many uses post-partum, it is ideal for co-sleeping, as a sit-me-up, in place of a bumbo, crib, bouncer, toddler lounger.  It is so lightweight and easy to transport and incredibly durable.

The next couple of months will be spent concentrating on recruiting agents / self-employed reps around the UK and Europe, and further research will be carried out into the possible benefits of the KIH Bed with respect to OFP.

Whist it is early to make medical claims, there are clearly medical benefits and experts in their field are being very quick to make sure that they take full advantage of the KIH Bed.