Pregnancy

PREGNANCY
Acupuncture provides a safe, effective and drug free way to treat many of the common complaints during pregnancy. Morning sickness, nausea, heartburn, constipation, migraine and other headaches, back pain, sciatica and fatigue can all be helped with acupuncture and many symptoms can be relieved with just a few treatments.

Acupuncture can also help with breech presentation.

LABOR PREPARTION
Getting regular acupuncture treatments as part of a routine pre-labor protocol have been shown to shorten the duration of labor and reduce c-sections and other interventions when women receive regular pre-labor treatments beginning at 36 weeks. Having weekly pre-labor treatments can help you go into labor “on time” and avoid medical inductions. It’s best to start earlier in pregnancy since the treatments have a cumulative effect on getting you ready for labor – not to mention the sessions can be very relaxing. The results are not meant to send you into labor instantly. However, if you are already past your due date you should come in as soon as possible.

PRE-LABOR ACUPUNCTURE PACKAGE
Contact us to find out about purchasing a discounted package of pre-labor sessions – which can also be used postpartum.

ACUPUNCTURE DURING LABOR 
Acupuncture and acupressure can be helpful during labor to manage pain and keep labor progressing smoothly. Partners are welcome to attend a prenatal acupuncture session to help learn acupressure techniques to be used before and during labor. We have gotten great feedback from moms and partners that using acupressure was tremendously helpful during labor.

ARTICLE: Acupuncture For Prebirth Treatment: An Observational Study of its use in Midwifery practice
Click here to read the study