Pregnancy is an incredibly dynamic time in a woman’s life
We see patients throughout all 3 trimesters of pregnancy.
Acupuncture offers a gentle way to support health and balance throughout the duration of pregnancy. We generally treat clients weekly during the 1st trimester to address the typical Chinese medicine symptom patterns that accompany the early weeks of pregnancy.
During the 2nd trimester treatment is less frequent unless specific conditions arise.
During the 3rd trimester the frequency of visits becomes more regular as the mother starts to prepare for labour and birth. Historically moxa has been used on the point BL 67 on the outside of the little toe to turn breech presentation. The modern research around moxa for breech presentation is inconclusive.
Acupuncture may also be useful to support mothers during the postpartum period.