Acupuncture and Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you want to make sure that you stay healthy for your baby. Not only does acupuncture help keep the mother healthy during and after pregnancy, it also helps make her more comfortable through the third trimester, which can have lasting positive effects on the baby. Acupuncture and pregnancy seem to go hand in hand.Acupuncture and Pregnancy: Prenatal Acupuncture Prenatal care comes with its own set of challenges. In a typical pregnancy, muscle spasms and pain in the lower back are all too common. Stress and anxiety—as anyone who has been pregnant can attest—are also prevalent among pregnant women. Morning sickness also affects a vast number of women during pregnancy. Acupuncture can help alleviate all of these pregnancy symptoms.

Other pregnancy symptoms that acupuncture can help relieve include:

  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue
  • Edema and swelling
  • Poor sleep
  • Depression
  • and heartburn

Pregnancy is a time of emotional and physical adjustment. Acupuncture can help you stay balanced as you prepare to bring your child into the world.

Acupuncture for Postnatal Care

Following the birth of a child, it is important for the new mom to regain her strength, restore the levels of Qi, blood, and essence that were depleted from the labor and delivery so that she can nourish and care for her baby.

The benefits of the acupuncture postnatal care include:

  • Restore strength
  • Balance hormones
  • Postpartum baby blues
  • Relieve backache
  • Aid in milk production

Adding acupuncture therapy to your busy nursing schedule after your baby is born, not only benefit yourself, it benefits your baby as well. Remember, healthy mommy, healthy baby! Consult with Dr. Vivian Shou-Litman today to learn more about how acupuncture can help support your health and wellbeing through this very important phase of life.