Acupuncture for Pregnancy – Support from conception to delivery…
Acupuncture for pregnancy can bring relief from many discomforts – morning sickness, digestive problems, neck and back pain, fluid retention, fatigue and sinus congestion. It’s also a safe way to treat colds and flus while you’re pregnant, helping your immune system fight off the infection faster. You’ll sleep better and have more energy with regular acupuncture treatments.
Helping you get ready for your baby’s arrival is a key part of our treatment plan. Recommendations for gentle stretching and exercise, along with pre-natal massage and acupuncture will help strengthen and prepare your body for labor and delivery. Acupuncture can help initiate labor by softening the cervix, relaxing pelvic muscles and supporting uterine contractions.
If your baby’s lying in breech, acupuncture may help them move into the desired position. It’s important to do this early enough in your pregnancy so your baby still has room to shift. We get the best results by starting around weeks 34 or 35, so don’t wait too long to address this.
Acupuncture for Pregnancy – After delivery, we’re here to assist your recovery…
We’ll help you regain your strength after the birth experience. Treatments can help your uterus return to its prepregnant state and address any lingering pain after delivery – either from birth trauma or the use of epidurals.
Insufficient lactation often improves using acupuncture and herbal medicine. You may be familiar with the use of fennel for this. There are other herbs that have been used traditionally for thousands of years to safely support lactation or treat breast infections.
For many women acupuncture can reduce postpartum depression. Strengthening treatments to replenish your energy and help you rest fully and deeply will leave you better able to handle the challenges of caring for a newborn. Include Acupuncture for Pregnancy both before and after birth to best support you and your baby.
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