Preparing for healthy natural birth with Acupuncture

Pregnancy Acupuncture

Acupuncture supports the health and well being of the mother and baby especially in the first trimester. We recommend monthly in the second and third trimester unless unwell. We aim to facilitate you in keeping calm and well balanced. These treatments help “hold” the pregnancy and encourage local blood flow to the area, and may assist with the following concerns:

Constipation, heartburn

Neck pain, sciatica and pelvic pain,

leg cramps, headaches

Skin rashes

Nausea and vomiting

Tiredness, anxiety,

depression and mood swings

Breech presentation

Colds flu and sinusitis In acupuncture, tiny needles are used to stimulate the body to rebalance the energy throughout the body. It can address many chronic conditions without the need for drugs and it is because of this, that many women are turning to acupuncture to gain relief from some of the unpleasant symptoms

Labour Preparation and Post Dates

As well as turning breech presentations, regular acupuncture weekly from week 36 has been shown to help “ripen” the cervix and direct the flow of energy downwards. We recommend twice weekly from week 38 Acupuncture treatment is recommended once a month throughout pregnancy to maintain and ensure optimal health of the mother to be and the developing foetus throughout the different stages of growth, more regularly if you are unwell.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Raewyn is a qualified and registered (NZASA) Acupuncturist and is required to undertake regular education to keep her practise up to date. Chinese medicine is generally considered to be a safe treatment modality but occasionally it may be associated with adverse reactions in individual cases. (as is the case with all health treatments)

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