Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and drug-free way to deal with many conditions that can arise during pregnancy. From nausea in the first trimester to labor preparation in your third, acupuncture can help in any stage of your pregnancy.
Discomfort During Pregnancy
- Morning sickness
- Digestive discomfort
- Aches and pains
Getting regular acupuncture treatments in the weeks leading up to labor can help prepare your body and mind for delivery. Some patients chose to have acupuncture treatments throughout their whole pregnancy however, if you are just getting started, I suggest weekly treatments starting at 36 weeks.
Acupuncture has been well-documented as a safe and effective way to help turn breech babies. We use a modality called moxibustion which involves warming a certain point on your small toe as well as strategically placed acupuncture needles. We have found treating between 34-37 weeks shows the best results.
After giving birth the body goes through hormonal changes that can manifest physically and emotionally. Acupuncture can help moderate these hormonal changes and ease the body back into balance. We can help with body aches, low milk supply, night sweats, insomnia, low mood, and fatigue that are associated with this time.