Interested in prenatal acupuncture? At Blossom Clinic, we specialize in fertility and prenatal care. Most of our patients continue to receive care at Blossom throughout their pregnancies. Whether you are experiencing nausea in the first trimester or need help turning a breech baby with moxibustion, we are here to help with pregnancy acupuncture and massage.
We have special pillows for third-trimester pregnancies, and Liz Richards is trained in helping women prepare for labor. We recommend that you come in by 34 weeks if your baby is breech and by 35 weeks if you would like assistance with labor preparation.
Here are some of the potential benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy:
- Alleviating nausea and vomiting: Acupuncture may help reduce the severity of morning sickness, which is a common discomfort experienced during early pregnancy. Studies have suggested that acupuncture can help alleviate nausea and vomiting symptoms.
- Reducing pregnancy-related pain: Many women experience various types of pain during pregnancy, such as back pain, pelvic pain, or joint pain. Acupuncture has been found to be effective in managing pain by promoting the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals.
- Balancing hormones: Acupuncture is believed to help regulate hormone levels in the body, which can be beneficial during pregnancy when hormonal changes can lead to imbalances and discomfort. This may help alleviate mood swings and emotional imbalances.
- Managing pregnancy-related conditions: Acupuncture may assist in managing certain pregnancy-related conditions, such as gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure), and edema (swelling). However, consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to determine if acupuncture is appropriate for your specific condition.
- Promoting relaxation and reducing stress: Pregnancy can be physically and emotionally challenging, and stress management is essential. Acupuncture sessions can provide a calming and relaxing experience, promoting well-being and reducing stress levels.
- Preparing for labor and delivery: Some studies suggest that acupuncture may help prepare the body for labor by promoting cervical ripening and reducing the need for medical interventions such as induction or cesarean section. Acupuncture may also help turn a breech baby through a technique called moxibustion.
Watch this video on youtube to learn more about prenatal acupuncture services!