Pregnancy Acupuncture ensures a healthy, natural journey.
At The Cycle of Life we provide patients with a pregnancy acupuncture treatment plan to ensure a healthy pregnancy and an enjoyable journey. From those first weeks to the arrival of your baby.
Along with all the excitement of pregnancy can come some unwanted symptoms. We are specially trained in the use of acupuncture for treating these during pregnancy. Unlike Western drugs, acupuncture is safe and non-invasive.
You attend weekly pregnancy acupuncture treatments until week 12. Acupuncture can help prevent miscarriage, manage nausea and vomiting, increase energy, prevent constipation and bloating, reduce anxiety and depression, improve sleep quality and alleviate heartburn.
Pregnancy Acupuncture treatments are now every 4 weeks, providing you are having a pregnancy with no ongoing problems. Acupuncture can help maintain health and prevent common pregnancy symptoms like back pain, hip pain, headaches, stress, pelvic pain, sciatica, indigestion, insomnia, hypertension, itching.
You come to weekly treatments starting at 32 weeks if your baby is in the breech presentation, your in good hands because we have an high success rate with turning breech babies. otherwise weekly treatments at 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 weeks are recommended to prepare for birth. Acupuncture can help the baby move into optimal position, ripen the cervix, increase energy, reduce anxiety, manage oedema and reduce high blood pressure. Having a course of treatments to prepare for birth for a more efficient labour, reduce the severity of pain and anxiety and minimise medical intervention and the need for drugs. It also helps speed the healing process, reduces the chance of post natal depression and assists the production of breast milk.
After Baby is Born
Weekly treatments at one to two weeks postpartum can help increase milk production, prevent post natal depression, restore energy and support the healing process from tearing or caesarean section.
We also offer a session when you a close to full term for your birth partner to come in and learn some valuable acupressure points for labor. These points treat a variety of things that may occur.
e.g.. nausea, baby turns posterior, contractions slow, move baby down into the birth canal and of course for pain of contractions. The feed back we have received over the years as they give a 50 70% reduction in pain WOW!!! This also gives the partner an engaging part of the process with a job that can make the whole experience better for all. We also provide a manual with pictures so that it is easy to perform.