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* Acupuncture for pregnancy, natural induction and childbirth

Some medications are deemed unsafe to be taken during pregnancy and expectant mothers want to be healthy and drugs free. This is one of the main drives that lead pregnant women to seek complementary therapies.

In the first trimester, acupuncture is said to help avoid miscarriage, ease morning sickness anxiety and other symptoms that expectant mothers might encounter.

The second trimester mothers to be usually feel better, but most like having acupuncture at least once a month.

The third trimester is about feeling good and preparation for birth. At this stage, women might be suffering from low back pain, cramps, haemorrhoids, lack of sleep, and worries or anxieties relating to labour. The baby might be breech, which further adds to the stress of deciding on natural birth versus caesarean session. Acupuncture in the third trimester of pregnancy helps dealing with the issues mentioned, but furthermore, it helps prepare for childbirth.

Mothers seeking natural delivery are advised to have acupuncture on a weekly basis starting as early as 32 weeks. These women tend to go into labour naturally and to have a happy birth without requiring epidural or medical intervention.

Acupuncture and induction: After 40 weeks, acupuncture can be used to induce labour. Usually the mother will go into labour within 48 hours of having had the session. In the rare cases where labour doesn’t occur, women are more likely to react well to the medical induction, and have an easier birth.
Home and hospital visit can be arranged for childbirth.
If you are thinking of having acupuncture for pregnancy or have any question, contact me for a free 20 consultation.