Pregnancy Acupuncture

Pregnancy Acupuncture is a popular therapy for pregnancy and postnatal conditions.

Each pregnancy is a unique journey and most women experience related symptoms and discomfort at some stage. Acupuncture may be effective in alleviating many common complaints.

Acupuncture can be performed safely at any stage during your pregnancy by treating common symptoms as they may develop and is also used as preventive care.

As a drug free treatment, it does not cause side effects and is available in many maternity hospitals and antenatal clinics across Europe and New Zealand.

Eating well, enjoying exercise and keeping your stress levels down are a great foundation for a healthy pregnancy. But did you know having acupuncture treatments during pregnancy can help improve your health and support the development of your baby.

Many women suffer from morning sickness during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Aside from the discomfort caused by morning sickness, some women become concerned that they are not eating enough or are unable to hold down what is eaten, resulting in fatigue and lack of nutrition for both you and your baby. Australian research has shown acupuncture to be a safe and very effective treatment option for reducing both the severity and incidence of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

Other common complaints that can be relieved with acupuncture during pregnancy include:

  • Heartburn

  • Insomnia

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Constipation

  • Anxiety

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Fluid retention

  • Musculoskeletal pain

  • Hypertension

If you are suffering from any of these issues simply book online or call us today!

Pre-labour

Acupuncture can be used as a routine pre-birth treatment to help prepare the pelvis and cervix for the physical delivery of your baby. Weekly treatments can commence 3-4 weeks prior to your due date.

Breech

Moxabustion heat therapy may help to turn breech babies or reposition the baby when in a posterior position for example. For optimal results, treatment is applicable from 34 weeks.

Induction

If your baby is overdue, acupuncture may be a gentle alternative to medical induction. Treatment can commence as soon as your Doctor has informed you that you will need to be induced.

Pain relief during labour

Acupressure can be used on specific points to provide pain relief during labour and can be performed by your birthing partner. This can be taught during a single session and you will receive take home information to help you become proficient before labour begins.

Postnatal care

In postnatal care, acupuncture techniques are used to promote recovery and help with conditions such as insufficient lactation, scar tissue from Caesarean sections, postnatal depression and urinary incontinence.

If you would like to have acupuncture to assist you during these important stages, simply book online or call us today!