ACUPUNCTURE DURING PREGNANCY & BEYOND
Acupuncture during pregnancy is an ideal form of treatment as it offers a safe, drug free alternative for a number associated problems that can arise. During pregnancy acupuncture can also be a good way to treat pre-existing conditions.
Maria has attended postgraduate training in acupuncture for pregnancy, labour preparation and fertility. She has helped many women with fertility issues and provided them with further support with acupuncture during pregnancy right through to labour.
ACUPUNCTURE DURING PREGNANCY
For many women, the first sign of pregnancy is morning sickness. It is a very common complaint, usually lasting the first trimester. Acupuncture can be very effective in easing or stopping morning sickness.
For women with a history of miscarriage, acupuncture offers a gentle way to help combat anxiety and support a healthy pregnancy.
As the pregnancy progresses, women may start to experience conditions such as fatigue, tiredness, pelvic girdle pain and back pain. Acupuncture during pregnancy can provide relief for all these problems. All treatments are tailored to your symptoms and specific needs.
Pre-birth acupuncture is recommended from 36 weeks onwards up until labour. This is a excellent time to have weekly treatments to boost energy and calm any anxieties.
If the baby is in not in the right position say breech presentation, acupuncture and moxibustion can be used to try and turn the baby. Maria can also try to induce pregnancies after the due date however, these treatments are only done with full consent of the obstetrician or midwife.
ACUPRESSURE FOR LABOUR
To prepare couples for childbirth, Maria will demonstrate acupressure techniques that will aid the women during labour. Specific acupressure points can:
- help reduce the pain of contractions
- stimulate or speed up contractions as necessary, dilate the cervix
- help the baby descend down the birth channel
- and provide an overall calming effect for the mother so she can focus on the birthing process.