Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of dramatic change. Major transformations are taking place in your physiology as your baby develops. Riding the waves of these transformations can be, at times, challenging.
Many fo the discomforts that arise during pregnancy can be successfully treated with acupuncture such as: nausea, heartburn, low back pain and sciatica, anemia, insomnia, stress and anxiety, urinary tract infections, threatened miscarriage, and breech position of the baby.
Acupuncture as a Pre-Birth Treatment
Pre-birth acupuncture refers to a series of treatments, starting at 36 weeks, to prepare you for the most efficient labor and delivery possible. Benefits can include: reduced active labor time, preparing the cervix and pelvis for labor, and feeling more calm and relaxed
**Home visits and birth center visits are done by Deena, if she is available, for mommies needing acupuncture during labor. The cost is $65.
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine for Postpartum Wellness
The birthing journey requires tremendous energy from the whole body. After the birth of your baby, acupuncture and herbal medicine can assist you in recovering your strength and building back you body's qi (vital energy). Acupuncture and herbal medicine can also be helpful for the following postpartum conditions: depression, insufficient lactation, mastitis, night sweats, fatigue, and persistent uterine bleeding.
"Midwives report that pre-birth acupuncture treatment consistently increased the chances of women experiencing a natural efficient labor, as well as, reduces intervention rates, including medical inductions and caesarean sections."
Debra Betts, Licensed Acupuncturist, Author and Midwife Assistant