Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy Support

Acupuncture is a safe & effective treatment option for many of the undesirable symptoms that can occur during pregnancy.  Commonly treated symptoms are listed below:

  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Heartburn & Reflux
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Varicose Veins
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Aneamia
  • Acne/Pimples
  • Mood swings
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Pain of ribs, back, neck &/or pelvic area
  • Sciatica
  • Leg cramps
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Itching skin
  • Sinusitis
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Oedema

 

Acupuncture is also a beneficial treatment for ‘small for date’ babies, as it can be used to increase the flow of blood & nutrients to the uterus & placenta. As covered in our Treatments section, (Moxibustion) & Acupuncture are commonly used to turn breech & posterior position babies.

Routine Pre-birth Acupuncture treatment:

To prepare women for childbirth, a series of acupuncture treatments in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy is available. The objectives of these treatments are to soften & relax the ligaments of the pelvic area prior to labour, assist in cervical dilation & promote the optimal position of the baby ready for birth. All of these benefits aim to decrease the time pent in labour & decrease the rate of medical intervention.

Acupuncture Induction:

Once a woman has reached her due date &/or is at risk of being induced medically, Acupuncture treatments are available to induce an efficient labour.