Acupuncture is totally safe throughout pregnancy and can help ease many of the symptoms you may suffer with. This includes:
- Morning Sickness
- Pelvic and back pain
- Head aches
- Pre and post-partum anxiety and depression
Acupuncture can also help in the latter stages of pregnancy with
- Moxibustion for turning breech babies
- Labour Induction
- Labour preparation (both physical and mental)
- Milk supply post birth
For birth preparation I recommend seeking treatment once weekly from 36 weeks. This enables me to correct any underlying imbalances that may hinder a natural start to labour. It will also help with those aches and pains in the last few weeks and allow us to prep your body to the best of its ability. If you are looking for acupuncture to start the labour process then please do be aware that I am unable to do this before you reach your due date.
Moxibustion to turn a breech baby is now a common practice often recommended by midwives. If your baby is breech you may want to avoid an ECV procedure to turn your baby. Moxibustion has best results when commenced around 34 weeks and can offer a safe and effective alternative to medical procedures.
I also offer information on acupressure for labour and pain relief which many women find helpful.