Becoming pregnant is one of the most life-changing experiences you can have and whilst everyone is commenting on your new vibrant glow, most women might, at some point, be challenged by the less glamorous aspects of pregnancy (yes we are talking about wind, piles and that lower back pain!).
With all the physical, hormonal and emotional changes taking place over a relatively short period of time, it is not surprising that you are having a few bumps (and not just the growing one) along the way.
We support and treat women during all stages of pregnancy and the following are the most common ‘bumps’ that we can help you with:
Acupuncture is highly effective in reducing, if not relieving, symptoms associated with morning sickness when regular treatment is undertaken (usually during the first trimester). Chinese medicine believes that in the weeks following conception many changes in your body can put a strain on the normal functioning of your digestive system. By choosing certain acupuncture points that influence and calm your digestion, symptoms can be relieved.
We often combine acupuncture with individual dietary and lifestyle advice.
Sometimes your baby is a little too comfortable and your approaching due date is suddenly turning into talk of medical induction. We usually suggest having acupuncture at least 2-3 weeks before the due date. Acupuncture helps to relax and soften the muscles and tendons around the sacrum and pelvis facilitating the baby’s engagement. We also show you acupressure points and exercises to do yourself and with your partner in between sessions up until the birth.