Is Acupuncture during pregnancy safe?
Pregnancy is a transformational and exciting time in a new families life. It can bring so many different emotions and symptoms with it. From joy, anticipation, fear and worry, to nausea, fatigue, physical discomfort and more.
The first and most common question we get is “is acupuncture safe during pregnancy?”.
The answer is YES, absolutely.
By working with a trained and licensed care provider, and someone who specializes in pregnancy care, you are in good hands during your pregnancy.
With all the poking and prodding that comes along with pregnancy, getting stuck with needles voluntarily probably seems like the last thing you’d want to do. But when it comes to banishing some pregnancy woes, many moms-to-be sing the praises of acupuncture.
A few of the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy:
Acupuncture eases nausea
Pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting are common among women, particularly in the first and second trimesters. Acupuncture helps to ease the severity of these symptoms and support the body.
Acupuncture relieves pain
Women experience discomfort in all stages of their pregnancy, whether it’s pelvic pain, hip pain, lower back pain or ligament pain. Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to improves these complaints.
Acupuncture reduces stress
Stress can have a negative impact on the pregnant body and the development of your baby. Acupuncture helps to calm the nervous system and reduce stress in the body which is beneficial to both mum and babe.
What can acupuncture during pregnancy treat?
During pregnancy, acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat the following conditions :
- Miscarriage prevention
- Morning sickness (nausea and vomiting)
- Pregnancy induced hypertension
- Breech and posterior positions
- Edema (fluid retention)
- Acid reflux
- Cervical Ripening
Stefanie Miska is a Dr. TCM, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a practice focus on reproductive care. Call 1 778 400 6360 to schedule a consult.