From ancient times we acupuncturists have understood, that with pregnant patients, we are treating two people - the mother and her unborn child. There is even an acupuncture point called 'building guest', given to the mother in every trimester of her pregnancy to maintain her energy and to support the development of her baby. In fact pregnant women respond so well to acupuncture, that the very gentlest of treatments is all that is required.
Acupuncture can help maintain your energy and well being during your pregnancy as well as reduce the chances of the necessity of a medicalised birth which can often proceed from procedures such as turning a breech baby and a medically induced labour. My expectant mothers find that their whole pregancy is made much smoother with the help of acupuncture. Below are some of the many conditions that I have personally helped expectant mothers with.
High Blood Pressure
Oedema and Carpal Tunnel Syndome
Pubic Symphisis Pain
Sciatica and Back Pain
Turning Breech Babies
Pain Control during Labour
Prevention of Miscarriage
Post Labour trauma
Post natal depression
I ask all pregnant patients to bring their antenatal notes with them so that I can add to them. I will need to speak to a member of your medical team before carrying out breech and labour induction protocols.