It is such an honor to work with women throughout their pregnancy. This is such a special time in a woman’s life. Pregnancy can be life-changing in how women learn to care for their bodies, and to nurture a healthy baby throughout his or her development in the womb.
Acupuncture for pregnancy issues proves to be a very helpful, non-invasive tool. Mothers-to-be can relax, get relief from discomfort and enhance their overall health. During this magical time, acupuncture for pregnancy can relieve the stresses the pregnancy puts on the body.
Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Labor Preparation
Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive and comfortable treatment for:
- pain and discomfort in pregnancy,
- morning sickness
- stress reduction,
Acupuncture to Prepare for Labor aka ‘Baby Welcoming Acupuncture’
Starting at 35 weeks until the baby comes…
Towards the end of pregnancy the body is gearing up for the birth. Acupuncture is an effective treatment to encourage natural labor. In a study by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vienna, results show that receiving regular acupuncture treatments from week 36-40 can help accelerate cervical ripening, therefore helping to prevent the need for medical induction and overdue births.
In the event of a breech presentation, moxibustion can help turn babies to the proper position if done between weeks 32-34.
Mari receives many referrals from local OBGYN’s who recommend acupuncture for this purpose, and who have seen the results firsthand in their patients’ birth experiences.
Acupuncture for Postpartum Support
- Postpartum Recovery
- Lactation Issues
Acupuncture for pregnancy is also helpful post-partum. Recovery from childbirth takes time and lots of rest (when you can get it). We are here to help you in the process of healing, supporting you during the time when you need it most!