Acupuncture can be an invaluable tool for making your pregnancy and post partum recovery a smoother and healthier experience. It is a natural approach to strengthening your system to promote the most comfortable, balanced experience from conception to birth.

Acupuncture promotes the normal balanced flow of qi through the body and restores health.

During pregnancy, your body accumulates nutrients, qi, blood and other substances for the growth of your baby. Sufficient and balanced qi and blood as well as a strong prepared body and mind help to ensure a smooth labor and delivery. Postpartum recovery is the process of rebuilding your qi and blood lost in the process of pregnancy and childbirth.

Acupuncture has been repeatedly shown to be a very safe treatment modality.

Acupuncture during pregnancy

Many women seek out natural, non-invasive remedies for the discomforts and issues of pregnancy. Acupuncture is the perfect treatment for problems during pregnancy because it is effective, drug-free, and is completely safe for the baby.

Labor Preparation and Induction

Acupuncture is an invaluable tool for preparing your body for labor and delivery. Weekly treatments start at 37 weeks and begin signaling your body to open and relax your pelvic floor muscles, allow the baby to lower into position, and calm any anxiety you may have. Mothers commonly report being more in touch with their bodies and obstetricians report smoother labors after acupuncture labor preparation.

Acupuncture can be an extremely effective method of starting labor as a natural alternative to drugs such as prostaglandins or Pitocin. There is much research proving that acupuncture treatments stimulate the pituitary gland to release labor hormones, stimulate the uterus to contract and stimulate the release of endorphins for pain relief and relaxation necessary for labor to progress. Contractions sometimes begin during the acupuncture treatments and mothers will report a feeling of loosened pelvic floor muscles after the treatment.