Pregnancy + Postpartum
Pregnancy can be one of the most special times of your life, but it can also be the most stressful. Monica Walters, L.Ac. is an expert who guides her patients through this journey. She offers natural, holistic care to help enhance wellness throughout pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum stages.
Is acupuncture safe during pregnancy?
Will acupuncture make me go into labor?
Acupuncture can greatly assist in preparing you for the labor process by releasing particular hormones, like prostaglandin, relaxin, and oxytocin. This way there is a greater chance that the natural progression of labor will unfold more quickly.
When in pregnancy should I start acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that can have profound effects on your well being. I offer acupuncture for a variety of conditions but specialize in using it to help with all stages of childbirth, from fertility to pregnancy, to labor and birth, to postpartum.
Is acupuncture safe to receive before getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
Absolutely. Acupuncture helps to modulate and strengthen the immune system, enhancing immune function and exerting anti-inflammatory effects.
Is acupuncture recommended for high risk pregnancies?
A high risk pregnancy can be an incredibly stressful situation. If you’re experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, you want to make sure you take every measure possible to ensure the health of your baby and the success of labor and birth. Receiving acupuncture during pregnancy can promote the healthy development of your baby by increasing blood flow to your uterus. I provide assistance to mothers with high risk conditions using acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping therapy. If you’re experiencing signs of a potential miscarriage, like spotting or the premature rupture of membranes, I can administer acupuncture and moxibustion treatments to help possibly prevent loss.