Acupuncture is beneficial throughout all stages of pregnancy. Treatments help you adjust to the new changes in your body while promoting emotional well-being and physical comfort while baby grows. Our sessions will allow you to rest and connect to your baby during this special time. First trimester acupuncture treatments may address nausea, headaches and fatigue. Second trimester acupuncture sessions offer support, easing any common conditions that may arise such as improving digestion, sleep quality, and managing daily stressors. During the third trimester, musculoskeletal pain and discomfort, edema/swelling, insomnia, breech presentation and labor preparation may be addressed.
LABOR & BIRTH PREPARATION
Acupuncture is a wonderful tool to help prepare your body both physically and emotionally for the labor and birth of your baby. I recommend weekly acupuncture treatments, starting around week 34 of your pregnancy to promote cervical ripening and dilation by increasing blood flow to the pelvis. We will also work on balancing the nervous system addressing any fear or anxiety associated with the birth. Research findings show that pre-birth acupuncture is proven to be effective in shortening labor duration, reducing medical induction rates and cesarean section surgery rates.
After your baby is born acupuncture treatments offer physical and emotional support during this time of healing. Postpartum acupuncture treatments address hormonal changes, depression, anxiety, milk production, muscle tonicity, irregular sleep patterns, and low energy. Giving your body the proper time to heal will provide you with the space and energy to fully bond and enjoy your newborn.