Acupuncture for Pregnancy

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Acupuncture for Gentle Support During Pregnancy and Postpartum

When you become pregnant, acupuncture provides safe, gentle support for you and your baby’s health. Used in pregnancy care for thousands of years, acupuncture can be used safely throughout every phase of your pregnancy to improve your health, relieve discomforts, and prevent complications.

Regular acupuncture treatments during your pregnancy can reduce miscarriage risk, reduce nausea, heartburn and constipation, improve sleep, energy and moods, relieve body pain and headaches, and strengthen and prepare your body for labor. Complementing your prenatal care with acupuncture can provide safe, drug free options for concerns that arise.

Lisa Tongel, LAc and her team have advanced training and over 25 years’ experience supporting people during pregnancy and postpartum, and can easily work with your prenatal care provider to provide you with safe, integrative care.

Labor Preparation

Towards the end of pregnancy, acupuncture is excellent treatment option for preparing for the birth of your baby.  At this exciting time, we will focus on strengthening and supporting your body to prepare for what it instinctively knows how to do: Give birth to a healthy baby. Acupuncture can help fortify your energy reserves, can assist in gently promoting the softening and dilation of the cervix, and can prepare your body for the onset of regular, consistent contractions. With acupuncture, your body and your baby feel nourished, ready for the miracle of birth.

Postpartum Care

After pregnancy, acupuncture continues to support your overall health, treating postpartum concerns like difficult lactation, postpartum depression and anxiety, and postpartum pain or bleeding. Acupuncture treatments after pregnancy preserve long-term wellness, supporting future fertility and overall health. After a Cesarean-section birth, acupuncture is an excellent treatment for reducing pain, speeding tissue healing and reducing scar formation.

If you encounter any difficulties postpartum with moods, energy, insomnia or other symptoms, seek out acupuncture for a gentle, effective way to help you feel better. Postpartum acupuncture sessions create time for you to strengthen and rest your body, providing you with more energy to care for and enjoy your new baby.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy Can Treat:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation, hemorrhoids
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Insomnia, anxiety
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Back/hip pain, sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel (wrist) pain
  • Round ligament/pelvic pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Edema/swelling
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Bleeding in pregnancy
  • Fibroids in pregnancy
  • Preparation for Labor
  • Breech baby
  • Difficult or scanty lactation
  • Postpartum pain, anxiety, depression, constipation, insomnia, and fatigue

Contact Us to learn more about how acupuncture can help support you and your baby during this special time.