Overwhelmed by pregnancy? Acuhealth bring a safe and effective method to support you and your baby. Being pregnant, you know all too well that some of the symptoms are…well, not fun. Luckily, with Acuhealth there are natural, effective ways to help you make those vital mind and body connections between and your baby.
Your pregnancy is unique to you and your child, but chances are you’ll face at least one or two of the most common symptoms while you’re carrying your children. Whether it’s nausea, back pain or trouble sleeping, pregnancy comes with its fair share of, shall we say, unpleasant side effects.
Foremost is your peace of mind; Acupuncture is completely safe during pregnancy.
Without going into an exhaustive list what can you experience:
1st-trimester nausea and vomiting, as well as bloating, constipation, fatigue and less commonly spotting and shortness of breath.
2nd-trimester lower back pain, heartburn, digestive disruptions, and continued constipation, calf cramping and haemorrhoids.
3rd-trimester further low back pain, swelling in the legs and ankles, sleeplessness, and urinary frequency at night
As your due date draws near:
Acupuncture and moxa can be used to encourage the baby to move into a more favourable position in cases of breech or posterior positions.
Pre-Birth Treatments & Cervical Ripening
From 36-40 weeks, pre-birth acupuncture promotes thinning and dilation of the cervix (a process called “cervical ripening”), increases the body’s energy needed for labour, promotes relaxation, and reduces levels of the stress hormone known as cortisol in the mother and baby.
Studies have shown the rate of medical inductions decreases by roughly 35% when women receive weekly Birth Preparation Acupuncture treatments.
Preparation For Labour
Treatments at this time are designed to increase blood flow to the uterus to relax the muscles of the pelvis, dilate the cervix, stimulate the release of labour hormones, and induce contractions.
Women are strongly encouraged to receive acupuncture within the first two weeks of having their baby, 4-6 weeks if Cesarean birth. Acupuncture is incredibly beneficial during this time to:
replenish the loss of blood and energy
warm the uterus
tone the pelvic floor
raise a prolapsed uterus
encourage deeper sleep
decrease stress and anxiety levels
reduce baby blues
improve future fertility
Each session takes approximately one hour.
All treatments are covered by the leading health insurance companies.