Acupuncture during pregnancy can help to alleviate many common conditions from morning sickness and back pain to stress and anxiety. Pregnancy acupuncture can also help with labor preparation and a breech baby presentation. When performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner, pregnancy acupuncture is safe and highly effective.
Acupuncture for labor induction is a misnomer. Acupuncture during pregnancy can’t force a baby to do what it doesn’t want to do, BUT it can help promote natural labor when the time is right, and also prepare your body in many ways for this event. Pregnancy acupuncture can help prepare you and your baby for a safe and natural labor and delivery by opening up the acupuncture channels that go to the uterus thereby encouraging your body to do what it instinctively knows how to do.
Research shows that if you are more stressed during your pregnancy, your child is more likely to have emotional issues such as anxiety and ADHD. More importantly, the prenatal environment affects the health of your baby across its entire lifespan! And health is more than just physical but is mind, body and spirit. This stress exposure before birth can impact aging and longevity and disease susceptibility over your child’s life.
Acupuncture during pregnancy can help relax your nervous system to calm both you and your baby for years to come.