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Prenatal Acupuncture

Confirmation of pregnancy can be both exciting and nerve racking. What are the chances of miscarriage? What if there is miscarriage? What is labor really like? What is going to happen to my body? The questions can go on and on.

For some, anxiety will build up and eventually spill over and lead to other health complications. Research shows about 10% of pregnant women meet the criteria for major depression and almost 20% have increased symptoms of depression during pregnancy.

Although many have heard about acupuncture for fertility, most are not aware acupuncture also has long been a common practice for maternity care, such as to support a healthy pregnancy and to prevent miscarriage and complicated delivery.

Acupuncture Found Effective Against Depression During Pregnancy

Conditions that acupuncture can help include:

  1. morning sickness
  2. miscarriage prevention
  3. nausea and vomiting (hyperemesis gravidarum)
  4. fatigue
  5. constipation and bloating
  6. stress/anxiety
  7. insomnia
  8. back pain, hip pain, headaches, pelvic pain, sciatica
  9. re-positioning of breech baby
  10. delayed labour

Pregnancy is exciting and very significant in a woman’s life, and giving birth to a child is one of the most incredible things a parent can experience. Contact us today see how can we help you with a healthy pregnancy and smooth delivery.

 

 


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