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Pregnancy Acupuncture

If you're seeking a safe and natural way to support your well-being during pregnancy, acupuncture can be a valuable ally. With its ability to alleviate common discomforts, promote relaxation, and support the overall health of both mother and baby, acupuncture offers a holistic approach to nurturing a healthy and harmonious pregnancy.

Acupuncture is a safe and complementary therapy that can be integrated into your prenatal care. It works alongside your obstetrician's guidance and prenatal check-ups, enhancing the overall care and support you receive during pregnancy. Acupuncture is gentle, non-invasive, and free from medications, making it a safe and effective option for nurturing a healthy pregnancy.

First Trimester

Acupuncture can help relieve nausea/morning sickness, fatigue, and other pregnancy-related symptoms. This provides much-needed relief, allowing you to embrace the joys of pregnancy with greater comfort.

It also works to support progesterone and provide gentle circulation and nourishment to the uterus to promote growth and development of the embryo.

Second Trimester

Acupuncture supports the health and development of the growing baby. By promoting optimal blood flow and circulation, acupuncture ensures a rich supply of oxygen and nutrients to the developing fetus. This supports healthy growth and development, contributing to the well-being of both mother and baby.

It can also help alleviate the discomforts commonly experienced during pregnancy.

Third Trimester/Labor Prep

Acupuncture can play a role in preparing the body for labor and delivery. As the due date approaches, specific acupoints can be stimulated to help ripen the cervix, encourage the optimal positioning of the baby, and promote efficient contractions when the time comes. Acupuncture can also be used to address anxiety or fear surrounding labor, enhancing confidence and relaxation.

Breech Presentation

Acupuncture can help to safely encourage optimal position for baby by relaxing the pelvis and gently stimulating baby to move into proper position.

Treatment should ideally begin no later than 34 weeks, for the highest likelihood of success.

Moxibustion is a modality involving the burning of an herb to warm specific acupoints, and instructions will be provided to carry out the treatment at home for 10 days.

Hormonal Balance & Emotional Support

Pregnancy is a time of hormonal fluctuations that can impact emotions and well-being. Acupuncture can help balance hormones by regulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which plays a crucial role in hormonal regulation. By promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety, and alleviating stress, it provides emotional support and promotes a sense of calm and balance during this transformative time.

Postpartum

Support

Acupuncture continues to provide benefits after childbirth, supporting postpartum recovery. Acupuncture can assist with healing after delivery, reducing pain and inflammation, supporting hormonal balance, promoting lactation, and addressing postpartum mood disorders. This promotes a smoother transition into motherhood and enhances the overall well-being of the new mother.

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