The mirror effect is a common sensation felt by expecting mothers while floating in a sensory deprivation tank. Pregnant women often describe it as the feeling of floating in a warm, womb-like environment, while their baby is simultaneously floating in the womb of the mother. By mirroring the baby's experience, many mothers are able to connect with their baby on a spiritual and psychological level.
Pregnant women can absolutely use float tanks, in fact, there are quite a few benefits to floatation therapy while pregnant. The weightless sensation of floating can diminish hip pain by reducing pressure on the sciatic nerve and also eliminating your center of gravity. The floating sensation can also reduce back strain by temporarily removing the added weight of pregnancy.