Pregnancy Care

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It is our goal to not only help couples achieve pregnancy and to carry to term, but to facilitate the delivery of a happy healthy baby. Acupuncture treatments ensure proper blood circulation (oxygen and nutrient delivery) to the growing fetus. This cultivates an optimal environment for the development of your baby. Acupuncture also helps the body adjust to the changes that occur during pregnancy. In general, acupuncture is recommended weekly through the first trimester, then as needed according to each woman's needs.

Evidence demonstrates that the administration of acupuncture (Chinese medicine) during pregnancy can;

  • increase live birth rates
  • reduce miscarriage rates and ectopic pregnancies
  • relieve stress and anxiety
  • protect the fetus by augmenting the antioxidant/ROS content of the blood
  • lower elevated blood sugar levels in the management of gestational diabetes
  • reduce hypertension to prevent pre-eclampsia and edema
  • control nausea and vomiting
  • reduce polyhydramnios
  • improve thyroid and adrenal function
  • improve sleep
  • reduce the incidence of C-sections by helping to turn breech babies
  • soften the cervix and prepare a woman for labour