Acupuncture can be extremely helpful for a variety of ailments that can arise during pregnancy, offering safe and natural relief during this delicate time. You don’t have to suffer through for nine months, acupuncture can help you feel your best so you can enjoy your pregnancy – and provide benefit to your growing baby as well. A few of the symptoms we have helped our prenatal patients with include:
- Morning Sickness
- Heart Burn/Acid Reflux
- Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Sinus Congestion
- Carpal Tunnel
- Stress Relief
- Miscarriage Prevention
- Placenta Previa
“My only regret is that I didn’t start acupuncture sooner!”
-Patient, Nora, who began treatments at 36 weeks
Healthy Pregnancy Treatments
Calm the mind, reduce stress, alleviate aches and pains and promote general circulation for healthy pregnancy development. Once safely into the second trimester of pregnancy, we recommend reducing weekly sessions to 1-2 treatments per month throughout gestation to help mom and her growing baby during this important time. More frequent treatments may be recommended in certain cases.
Labor Prep Acupuncture Treatment
Our experience has shown that regular acupuncture treatments from week 36 of pregnancy through delivery significantly improves birth outcomes and reduces medical interventions. Not only can these treatments help prevent the need for a medical induction, they may help in having a shorter and more progressive labor.
For a more complete description on the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy and in post-partum care, check out the Prenatal Acupuncture article written by Grow Wellness Acupuncture’s founder, Erin Borbet.
Herbs and Nutrition During Pregnancy
At Grow Wellness Acupuncture, we believe that the single most important thing you can do for yourself and your baby during pregnancy is eat right. This can mean different things for different people. We work with our prenatal clients to help them optimally nourish their bodies during this important time and incorporate a custom-approach based on a woman’s unique constitution. If a discomfort arises, in many cases, making minor adjustments in nutrition can offer complete and immediate relief. Proper nourishment not only leads to a more enjoyable pregnancy, but also reduces complications, premature or difficult labor and can prevent post partum issues. We also help our breast feeding mamas recover and build a healthy milk supply through nutrition. We would be honored to serve you through a food as medicine prenatal consultation in office or online.
We believe that less is more when it comes to receiving treatment and taking herbs while pregnant. However, mild herbal formulas can be extremely helpful in alleviating common discomforts where acupuncture is not providing the desired results. After labor and delivery, herbal formulas can be extremely nourishing in replenishing the body after such a tremendous expenditure of energy and many of our mamas have a formula on-hand before they deliver to use once they are back home with their new baby. When prescribed by a trained herbalist, herbal formulas are completely safe when taken during pregnancy or while breast feeding.