Safely supporting your fertility & pregnancy with acupuncture
It’s not always easy to get pregnant, and there can be devastating loss along the way. Acupuncture is an excellent way to support you on your fertility journey both physically and emotionally.
Once pregnant, it’s not always full of joy. Pregnancy can be difficult for many reasons and acupuncture can safely bring you more ease and comfort. And the best part, it's been proven to shorten the length of active labour! How does it get any better than that?
Acupuncture is proven to be a safe, effective treatment for pregnancy and postpartum related issues such as the following:
Back & Sciatic pain
Threatened Miscarriage or Restless Foetus (irritated uterus)
Pelvic & Pubic Symphysis Pain
Varicose Veins & Hemorrhoids
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Headache & Migraine
Breech Position (optimal turning time is 32-34 weeks gestation)
Pre-Birth Preparation (starting at 36 weeks gestation)
Labour "Induction" (at 40 weeks or in the case of ruptured membranes without progression)
Post Partum Depression
Weekly or bi-weekly treatments are recommended for general support but may need to be more frequent for difficult issues such as hyper emesis or migraine headaches.
Research is available here if you would like to read more.
Community acupuncture is a perfect setting for many pregnancy related ailments!