Pregnancy and Postpartum Care:
Support during and after pregnancy
Acupuncture is extremely effective for various conditions experienced during pregnancy including nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and pelvic and back pain. Furthermore, acupuncture can be effective in relaxing the body to allow a breech baby to turn, and studies have shown that acupuncture can help prepare a women’s body for labor.
Acupressure during labor and delivery can be very effective in ameliorating pain. See http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/media/cms_page_media/133/Acupressure.pdf for a downloadable booklet.
Postpartum, acupuncture can aide recovery after the birth, help free blocked milk ducts, restore flow of qi following cesarean surgery, and enhance general well being.