Acupuncture may assist in managing nausea and vomiting, alleviating
constipation, heartburn, and bloating. It can improve sleep quality and increase
energy levels. It is recommended to come in for acupuncture if you are
experiencing any unwanted symptoms related to your pregnancy.
Acupuncture may assist in managing common pregnancy symptoms during the
second trimester such as back pain, headaches, hip pain, stress, pelvic pain,
indigestion, sciatica, constipation, insomnia, itching, oedema, and hypertension.
Acupuncture treatments are suggested to be every 4 weeks during this time,
providing you are having a pregnancy with no ongoing symptoms.
Acupuncture may assist the baby to move into optimal position, prepare the
cervix, reduce the severity of pain and the duration of labour, and minimize the
need for drugs. Acupuncture can also assist to ease any stress or anxiety in the
weeks leading up to labour. Weekly treatments from week 36 to 40 are
suggested for optimal results.
Acupuncture may assist milk production, relieve mastitis, speed up recovery time, regulate hormonal fluctuations, ease postnatal depression and anxiety, aid
healing of caesarean scars, ease back pain, alleviate constipation, and increase energy levels.
We also offer a session when you are close to full term for your birth partner to come in and learn some valuable acupressure points for labor. This gives the
partner an engaging part of the process that can make the whole experience better for all. These points may assist a variety of things that may occur, such as
moving baby down into the birth canal, relieving pain during contractions, turning baby posterior, and nausea. We also provide a manual with pictures so that it is easy to perform.