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Pregnancy & Acupuncture

Regular balancing acupuncture treatments during pregnancy can improve health of the mother as well as the baby, potentially preventing complications and influencing the development of the baby.

Because pregnancy is a time of dramatic physical and emotional changes in a woman, using acupuncture supports and cares for the well-being of a pregnant woman in a safe and natural way without using medications. Acupuncture can help to balance the vital energy, or Qi, in the body by using the correct points to ensure optimal health of the pregnant woman and her baby. Most women would prefer not to take medications during pregnancy and using acupuncture to help with the symptoms of colds or allergies is a safe and effective way for women to feel better.

Acupuncture can help with back pain, fatigue, morning sickness, emotional instability, heartburn, and constipation

Breech presentation can be treated with acupuncture. Treatment for breech presentation needs to be done by the 34th week because after that the baby is too large to move and change position. This is a simple treatment of applying a special kind of heat (moxibustion) to the little toe.

1st Trimester

Acupuncture can help alleviate morning sickness, vomiting, fatigue and headaches.

2nd Trimester

Acupuncture can help with heartburn, hemorrhoids, stress, sleep problems, edema, and elevated blood pressure.

3rd Trimester

Acupuncture can help with pain in the back, hips and joints. It also prepares the body for labor and delivery.

We love to start seeing you once a week starting at 37 weeks to prepare your body for labor.
Near or on your due date, we will focus on treatments to help effacement and dilation.
We have found when clients come for regular acupuncture during pregnancy, labor and delivery happen much more easily, with less pain and discomfort. The baby also recovers more quickly from the trauma of birth.

After the baby has arrived, it is important for a mother to recuperate from the birth.  Acupuncture can help with healing, regaining strength, and boosting the immune system. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can naturally support those who have issues with postpartum depression, postoperative healing (after a C-section), mastitis and/or insufficient lactation.

Acupuncture provides a safe and gentle way to nurture and care for women’s health and their babies throughout pregnancy and beyond.

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