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Pregnancy + Postpartum

Pregnancy can be one of the most special times of your life, but it can also be the most stressful.  We guide patients through this journey by offering natural, holistic care to help enhance wellness throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum stages.  

  • Is acupuncture safe during pregnancy?
    Yes! Acupuncture is highly recommended because it is a gentle, effective and drug free way to give support. Receiving acupuncture during pregnancy can promote the healthy development of your baby by increasing blood flow to your uterus, helping to protect you from: Potential miscarriage Nausea and vomiting Back and pelvic pain Low iron levels Fatigue Swelling Breech baby
  • 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 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.
  • Do you offer prenatal massage?
    Yes! Please let us know how far along you are, and consult your doctor before scheduling if you have soreness or bruising in your legs.
  • What about postpartum? Could acupuncture help me then?
    Most definitely! There is healing to be done after birth. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can address the following changes in a woman's health after having her baby: Regulation of milk flow Mastitis Postpartum depression Weight loss Constipation Hemorrhoids Joint pain Spontaneous sweating and more… Even if there are no postpartum concerns, it would be a good idea to see an acupuncturist for wellness visits. Just relaxing on a table for an hour of acupuncture can do wonders in resetting a new mama's mood and helping to prioritize self care.
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