PREGNANCY & POST NATAL
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It is also a useful treatment for induction, during labour and delivery and to nourish the mother during the postnatal period. Postnatal problems can be addressed through acupuncture.
Pregnancy and Post-Natal Support
Acupuncture is a wonderful way to help sustain and support women through each stage of pregnancy. It can help with the discomforts and stresses that occur at different points of pregnancy and enable the mother to approach childbirth feeling strong and calm.
In the latter stages of pregnancy, birth preparation acupuncture (from around 34 weeks) can help prepare the body for labour. Acupuncture assists in strengthening the body-mind system, preparing for birth and offers support during the postnatal recovery period.
Obstetric acupuncture is used to treat a range of specific problems including:
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Varicose veins, haemorrhoids and vulval varices
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Anxiety and depression
- Vaginal discharge and itching
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Small-for-date babies
- Breech and posterior positions