Supporting Pregnancy & Labour

 Acupuncture works in treating a wide range of ailments in pregnancy. It increases blood flow to the ovaries, optimises ovarian function and follicular development, increases the chance of healthy ovum and corpus luteum, and decreases the incidence of miscarriage. Acupuncture also increases blood flow through the uterus, promoting a healthy endometrial lining and optimising placental functioning. This increased blood flow delivers increased oxygen and nutrition to the baby. Your pregnancy should be a healthy and joyful experience.

The following are some of the conditions for which a woman may seek acupuncture during and after pregnancy:

  • Morning sickness
  • Bleeding during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • Heartburn
  • Oedema
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Varicose veins
  • Breech and malpresentation (week 33)
  • Labour preparation/cervical ripening (week 37)
  • Maintaining energy levels
  • Reducing muscle and joint aches and pains
  • Labour induction
  • Stalled Labour/Labour pain
  • Retained placenta
  • Anxiety and depression – ‘Baby Blues’
  • Recovery from C-section/Pain and swelling
  • Bladder and uterine prolapse