Pregnancy and Birth
What Treatment Has to Offer
Sadly, pregnancy often doesn’t involve you ‘glowing’. It is really common to experience difficulties as your body undergoes such a significant change and of course most drugs are not recognised as safe to take during pregnancy. Acupuncture is one of the safest forms of medicine for you and your baby and provides relief to women every day, helping you to enjoy your pregnancy not just survive it.
Acupuncture influences many bodily systems but some common issues are listed below. If the issue you are having difficulty with is not in this brief list please get in touch and we can explore whether Acupuncture might be able to help you.
Commonly helped conditions are:
- insomnia and tiredness
- headaches & body pain including sciatica
- nausea & morning sickness
- preparation for labour
- emotional distress
- digestive problems
** Acupuncture is also commonly used to support preparation for birth:**
- turning breech presentation babies
- helping encourage ripening of the cervix prior to birth
- Natural induction treatment to encourage the on set of labor if you are overdue.
What Treatment Involves
I combine the ancient knowledge of Acupuncture with modern scientific insights to provide individualised treatment tailored to you, this involves acupuncture treatment but also often involves advice about adjustments that can be made in daily life to help support you to be at your best. We work together with any additional information you may have from medical tests to understand the problem and resolve it naturally.
The treatment relating to fertility is one of my 2 specialisms, the other being the treatment of children. As well as my years of accumulated experience and additional study since I graduated in 2012, I have also completed specialist additional training with world renowned fertility expert Jane Lyttleton, I also engage in continuing additional study.