Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful time of life, full of excitement and anticipation. Pregnancy can also be difficult, full of physical and emotional challenges. Acupuncture has a lot to offer during pregnancy. Acupuncture provides the benefit of virtually no side effects, with the exception of relaxation and increased immunity! It is safe for mom and it is safe for baby.

Pre-birth acupuncture once a week beginning at week 35 has been found to reduce the need for induction and interventions during labor as well as reducing the length of active labor by an average of two hours.

In the first trimester acupuncture can help with:

  • Morning sickness
  • Colds/flus
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive irregularities
  • Sinus congestion
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue/low energy
  • Recurrent or threatened miscarriage

In the second trimester acupuncture can help with:

  • Heartburn
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Leg Cramps
  • Sciatica
  • Constipation or Hemorrhoids
  • Muscle aches & pains
  • Preterm labor

In the third trimester acupuncture can help with:

  • High blood pressure
  • Pelvic pain
  • Incontinence
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Breech presentation
  • Edema
  • Insomnia
  • Labor Preparation
  • Labor induction

In the fourth trimester (postpartum) acupuncture can help with:

  • Labor recovery
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Mastitis