Acupuncture during pregnancy
Some of the problems that can be helped include the following:
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Nausea and morning sickness
- Back pain
- Breech Presentation
- Pre birth acupuncture and labour induction
Treatments in the first trimester
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in order to treat some of the symptoms during pregnancy.
Typically in the first trimester treatments are given once a week until week 12 to prevent miscarriage, help with any nausea and or vomiting, reduce stress and promote better sleep.
Pre Birth Treatments
Research has shown that acupuncture treatments administered in the 4 weeks prior to the due date results in shorter labour times and easier birthing with less incidences of medical interventions. More importantly there were no side effects associated with the treatments.
Typically we start pre birth treatments once a week from week 36.