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Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Early Pregnancy Early pregnancy is an amazing time filled with great transformation. However, it can also be a time of difficult challenges for a new mother if she has issues with:

  • morning sickness

  • threatened miscarriage

  • exhaustion

  • anxiety

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help support women through these times by easing symptoms, and strengthening the newly pregnant mother as she transitions through this period.     Throughout Pregnancy As little baby grows and develops so does mother's body.  It is during this time an expecting mother may experience new aches and pains as well as some common syndromes.  Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help alleviate many of these including:

  • hip pain

  • haemorrhoids

  • sciatica

  • heartburn

  • constipation

  • urinary tract infections

  • itching

  • depression

  • insomnia

  • sinusitis

  • pregnancy induced hypertension

  • edema

Preparing for Labour It is recommended to come in for a few sessions before your due date for "cervical ripening" in which acupuncture points are selected to help prep the body for labour.  Women who come in for 2-4 treatments before giving birth show to have easier deliveries with less complications.  However, as labour approaches, there are a few specific acupuncture techniques that can be done in cases of: 

  • malpresentation and breech baby

  • induction if baby is overdue

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