Acupuncture during pregnancy is completely safe when done by a licensed, board-certified acupuncturist. Healthy babies are high on the list of “must haves” in eastern medicine, which of course starts with the mother’s health.
Women experience a variety of side effects of pregnancy and of course bring with them conditions they had prior to conceiving. Most of the time, taking drugs to alleviate symptoms are not an option, which is why acupuncture has something of real value to offer the pregnant woman.
- Anxiety and depression
- Breech position
- Fatigue, exhaustion
- Headaches, migraines
- Hypertension (pregnancy-related)
- Miscarriage prevention
- Musculo-skeletal: pain originating from the neck, pubic symphisis, upper back, lower back, sciatica, carpal tunnel, and leg cramps
- Urinary Track Infections (UTIs)
- Vaginal discharge and itching
Most women are so focused on conceiving they aren’t thinking as much about the physical preparation for carrying a healthy baby to term. Along with treatment for side effects and pre-existing conditions, we can check in to other areas of your life that support yours and your baby’s health.
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a meta-analysis on the safety of acupuncture during pregnancy which you can read here.
If you need help achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, give us a call.