Acupuncture can help to reduce reliance on prescription medications for nausea, as well studies have shown acupuncture to be more successful at reducing pelvic and back pain compared to physiotherapy. Pre-birth acupuncture has also been clinically shown to reduce pain during labour and reduce the amount of pain medication required - this is amazing! A course of acupuncture treatments in the first trimester has been shown to reduce incidence of postpartum depression and acupuncture can help with lactation and pain following labour.
Treatment frequency varies, depending on which trimester you are in and what support you require. Morning sickness requires a minimum of weekly treatments until symptoms dissipate, and labour preparation typically begins at 36 weeks - weekly or 2/weekly treatments until birth.
Acupuncture helps with: Fatigue, morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, pelvic pain, back pain, labour and pre-birth preparation, high blood pressure
Pregnancy is an incredible and life-altering experience, but can bring many unwanted symptoms and conditions that left unchecked can seriously disrupt daily life or worse. Nausea, fatigue, pelvic pain, back pain, shoulder pain, high blood pressure and threatened miscarriage are amongst the realities of a pregnancy, sometimes making it difficult to continue working productively, having a healthy sleep and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.