Acupuncture during pregnancy is completely safe and can benefit mother and baby greatly. Many of my patients who initially began treatments for fertility end up continuing acupuncture throughout their pregnancies!
Prenatal Acupuncture can be used for such symptoms as:
- Morning Sickness
- Aches and Pains (knee, ankle, back, shoulders, carpal tunnel)
Regular acupuncture in the weeks leading up to birth can result in shorter labor times with fewer complications. During these sessions, we prepare your mind and body for labor. I recommend twice weekly acupuncture starting at week 36 for labor preparation.
Turning Breech Babies
Acupuncture combined with a treatment called moxibustion can be beneficial for turning breech babies.
Encouraging Labor Progression:
Certain acupoints are used for encouraging your body to naturally go into labor. You will be given a handout with how to locate these points and massage them at home between acupuncture sessions. These same points are also helpful once labor has begun to keep things moving smoothly!
For more details, read my blog entries below:
Prenatal Acupuncture: 1st Trimester
Prenatal Acupuncture: 2nd Trimester
Prenatal Acupuncture: 3rd Trimester
Acupuncture for Breech Babies
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