Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an extraordinary phase of a woman's life. Although some feel better than they ever have before, others suffer with unpleasant symptoms and a limited ability to use medications for relief. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offer safe and effective ways to treat many conditions related to pregnancy. Whether you want to improve your health prior to pregnancy, find relief from a pre-existing or a new condition during pregnancy or postpartum recovery, we can help. Our staff is well trained in working with pregnant women, taking care to avoid acupuncture points and herbs that are contraindicated during pregnancy.

Planning for Pregnancy

The state of health of each parent upon conception determines the constitution or pre-natal jing of their future child. Therefore it is important for both potential parents to be in the best possible health while trying to conceive. A preparatory course of treatment for both parents will help insure optimal health. By reducing stress, balancing hormones and addressing any preexisting medical conditions, you will not only feel better than ever, but will be giving your future child the best start possible!

Pregnancy and Labor

Modern research has repeatedly shown that acupuncture is a safe way to treat many conditions during pregnancy. Morning sickness, sciatica, depression, excessively painful Braxton Hick contractions or premature labor contractions are some of the problems that occur during pregnancy with which acupuncture or herbal medicine can help.

Although acupuncture can be used to help with pain during labor, it is best used to prepare for labor. Acupuncture can correct breech position of a fetus, help ripen the cervix and help induce labor.

Postpartum

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine also helps with postpartum recovery and lactation problems such as fatigue, low milk supply, mastitis, postpartum depression and surgical recovery. We focus on the both the physical and emotional after effects of childbirth in order to facilitate healthy lactation and insure an a positive journey during the first months with your new baby.

Common pregnancy related conditions that we have successfully treated include:
 

  • morning sickness
  • premature contractions
  • repeated miscarriages
  • sciatica
  • depression
  • breech position
  • labor induction
  • constipation
  • mastitis
  • low milk supply

To start acupuncture during your pregnancy you can Schedule Online or call us at (978) 369-9400 to schedule your first appointment. If you are still not sure if acupuncture is right for you, call (978) 369-9400 to schedule a FREE 15 minute consult, with one of our acupuncturists.