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Natural and assisted fertility
Nausea / sickness
Natural labour induction
Post-partum wellness

Acupuncture may be beneficial for fertility and pregnancy support in several ways:

 

1. Hormonal balance: Acupuncture can help regulate hormone levels, which is crucial for reproductive health. It may stimulate the release of certain hormones that can promote ovulation and improve the overall function of the reproductive system.

 

2. Increased blood flow: Acupuncture is thought to improve blood circulation to the uterus and ovaries. This can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to these organs, creating a more favourable environment for conception.

 

3. Reduced stress: Trying to conceive can often be stressful and can negatively impact reproductive health. Acupuncture has been shown to activate the relaxation response, reducing stress levels and promoting emotional well-being.

Ideally treatment should start 3-4 months prior for either assisted or natural fertility to allow the body to be at its full potential for conception. 

PREGANANCY SUPPORT 

Acupuncture is a safe, natural treatment that can be used any time in pregnancy.  Carrying a baby can place many physical and emotional demands on the body. Women seek acupuncture for a whole range of problems including back pain, headaches and migraines, insomnia, constipation, anxiety, depression and a general feeling of exhaustion.

BREECH BABIES

Moxibustion can be used for turning breech babies. The optimum time to do this is at 34 weeks gestation. Babies can still turn right up until the end of pregnancy although the likelihood becomes less with each passing day. The woman, and preferably her birth partner, need to attend for one appointment. During this appointment they are shown how to use the moxabustion to encourage the baby to turn. They then go home and carry on this technique for the next 7-10 days.

LABOUR INDUCTION

Acupuncture can be used to used to stimulate uterine contractions during pregnancy, before labour begins, usually in overdue cases. These contractions start slowly and gently increase, allowing your body to produce natural endorphins to manage any discomfort.

Induction treatments are performed at 40+ weeks or 3 days prior to a medical induction.

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