Acupuncture In Pregnancy
Your journey doesn’t end after getting pregnant; it’s only beginning. There are a new host of symptoms to cope with which easily get dismissed as “normal” things that women simply have to grin and bear until the baby is born. At BCA, we disagree with this view. Chinese medicine offers such a fine-tuned array of tools with which to treat the issues that arise in pregnancy so that women can get significant relief and not simply have to tolerate a challenging pregnancy. Acupuncture and herbal treatment throughout pregnancy can result in a more comfortable, healthy pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum period for both mom and baby.
During Pregnancy, Acupuncture Can Treat:
- Morning Sickness/Nausea
- Acid reflux/heartburn
- Feeling full/low appetite
- Anxiety/Depression/Mood Swings
- Pre-eclampsia, including, high blood pressure, edema, headaches
- Gestational Diabetes
- Back pain
- Breech Presentation
- Labor Induction
- Polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid)
- Oligohydramnios (too little amniotic fluid)
Acupuncture and Prevention of Miscarriage in the 1st trimester
The most common time for miscarriage is in the 1st trimester. Acupuncture once a week in the 1st trimester can be essential for maintaining a pregnancy, especially if a woman has a history of miscarriage.
Herbal Treatment During Pregnancy
Many women are tentative about taking herbs during their pregnancy. With an experienced practitioner, you will not be given any herbs that are unsafe to take during pregnancy. In fact, there are many instances where it would be irresponsible not to prescribe herbs for a pregnant woman; for example, a woman with bleeding, Pre-eclampsia or severe anxiety/depression. In any case, you will always discuss any herbal formulas in depth so that you feel safe and comfortable taking them. Most importantly, we will not give any treatment, acupuncture or herbal, that you do not feel fully informed and good about.