Acupuncture has been shown to be of great benefit during pregnancy. By keeping your health in balance and to its optimum, it will provide support for you and your baby throughout the pregnancy.
Maria also puts a big focus into the patient’s diet in relation to any symptoms, deficiency or excess. This will help to strengthen your body of qi and blood from the nutrients to further support and nourish your developing baby.
Acupuncture during pregnancy can treat:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Morning sickness
- Cold Flu
- Pelvic symphysis’s
Breech or Posterior babies the best time to start if detected is at week 34 while there is enough space for the baby to turn. But it can also be effective at a later stage. You will also be given a protocol to be administered at your home for 10 days.
Preparing for labour through acupuncture is recommended from week 37 once a week. This helps to soften and relax the cervix and to provide further blood and energy flow to the area, for baby’s position to its optimal and to prepare the woman’s body for birth.
Induction, with acupuncture, can be commenced from week 40, at this time it’s recommended to have the treatments closer together to give a stronger sensation for cervical softening. It can help to shortened the time between women expected due date and the actual time of delivery.
Miscarriage, at this time it’s very important for the woman to rest as much as possible. The nutrition during this time is recommended accordingly to the symptoms, with regular acupuncture and herbs to assist in building the qi/blood and stamina for the body. For future conception it’s recommended to wait for 3 months.