PREGNANCY CARE – HOW WE CAN HELP
Acupuncture during pregnancy is safe and can benefit both mother and baby greatly.
The joys of growing a baby can often be outweighed by the many worries and health concerns that are part of this wonderful package.
Many mums-to-be suffer from severe fatigue, terrible morning sickness, pounding headaches, heartburn, back pain and insomnia to name just a few
Most mother’s believe that they have no choice but to accept these conditions and try to make the most out of their situation as they do not want to take any form of medication throughout their pregnancy. The good news is, you can safely alleviate the discomfort of all these symptoms through acupuncture.
Delayed labour / labour induction
Research has shown Acupuncture has helped support cervical ripening and decrease medical labour induction intervention. Acupuncture is used to help the baby to move downward, relax the muscles and ligaments in the lower abdomen and encourage the natural onset of labour. It works in conjunction with the hormones of late-stage pregnancy to help stimulate uterine contractions and dilate the cervix. I offer labour support from 36 weeks to help get your body ready for the arrival of your baby.
Studies have shown that Moxibustion can help to turn babies head down, so they are in the correct position for birth. Its benefits in turning babies in the last few weeks of pregnancy is highly regarded by gynaecologists, and studies have shown that it has a 60-65% success rate to turn breech babies between 34 and 40 weeks of pregnancy.
It is a safe and relaxing treatment without the need of medical intervention.
After your first treatment, I will show you how you can safely administer the treatment yourself in the comfort of your home. However, it is important that moxa is not tried at home before proper training from a qualified acupuncturist and with permission from your midwife or obstetrician.