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Acupuncture in Pregnancy

From the moment of conception onwards, a woman goes through some extraordinary physical and emotional changes, so during this time, it’s important to care for your health and that of your growing baby.

At Shen we encourage continuing acupuncture treatments throughout pregnancy. Acupuncture is a gentle, safe and effective treatment which helps reduce any negative side effects of pregnancy so you can enjoy this special time in your life. We will always tailor your treatment based on your particular symptoms and concerns and suggest the best treatment option for your needs.

Symptoms we can help with during your pregnancy:

First Trimester:

We recommend weekly treatments during the first trimester as this sets the foundation for a healthy pregnancy and can alleviate many common symptoms as they arise such as:

  • History of miscarriage
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Morning sickness
  • Heartburn/nausea
  • Food cravings and aversions
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Skin outbreaks
  • Headaches
  • Emotional ups and downs
  • Anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Breast tenderness and swelling
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation

Second Trimester:
In the 2nd trimester the frequency of treatments will depend on your presenting symptoms. During this time acupuncture offers relief from the following common complaints and balances the body:

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Breathlessness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleep issues
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Back, hip, groin and pelvic pain
  • Constipation
  • Sinusitis
  • Urinary Tract infections

Third Trimester:
Weekly acupuncture sessions during the 3rd Trimester can be a great way of preparing your body for the birth of your baby. Weekly sessions before the birth also helps to alleviate late pregnancy symptoms such as

  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Heartburn
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Back, hip, groin and pelvic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Breech baby
  • Breast tenderness

Pre-birth Acupuncture

Studies have shown that pre-birth weekly acupuncture sessions from week 37 can:

  • Reduce the length of time spent in labour
  • Prepare the cervix and pelvis for labour
  • Help with ensuring the baby is in the best position for labour
  • Increase the chances of a timely delivery

Acupuncture at this time can support women who are anxious about the impending labour and also promotes optimal energy for women.

Post Natal Support

After child birth, acupuncture treatments can help your body recover by boosting your body’s defences; re balancing your energy and helping you regain your strength and vitality.
It can also help with pain, fatigue, mild depression and breastfeeding problems.

At Shen, we love treating pregnant women during all stages of their pregnancy. We offer a gentle, safe and natural way for you to nurture and care for your health and that of your baby throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, contact our clinic today to see how we can help you.

Results may vary from patient to patient, we would always advise completing the full course of treatment assigned by our experts in order to gain best results.


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