Acupuncture in pregnancy can help to
- boost energy
- relieve morning sickness
- treat muscular aches and pains
- alleviate fluid retention
- turn breech babies
- gently prepare the body for labour
Weekly acupuncture treatment from 36 weeks helps to prepare emotionally and physically for childbirth, encouraging optimal fetal positioning and a timely birth with less intervention. If overdue, acupuncture can be used for gently inducing labour, reducing the need for intervention and optimising the chances of an uncomplicated labour and natural birth.
Chinese medicine is traditionally used in post-natal care to treat any breastfeeding issues, postnatal depression, or simply help support recovery and restore energy after childbirth.
Read more about self-care for a smoother transition into motherhood.