Being pregnant is a very special time , during which mother and baby may need to take care of their natural health. Many physically and emotionally demanding changes take place which are followed by the joys and challenges of parenthood and the personal growth it brings.
Acupuncture offers an enormous amount to pregnant women who want to maintain optimum health throughout their pregnancy and into their first years with their new child. It is a safe, drug free treatment that promotes wellbeing and vitality during the process of creating new life. The philosophy of Chinese medicine considers pregnancy to be an opportunity for an expectant Mother to greatly improve her health, more so than at other times, leading to lasting health benefits. Traditionally, acupuncture is given at three, six and nine months to ensure this.
I have experience of giving acupuncture to pregnant women for variety of minor ‘ailments’ they may experience during pregnancy, such as sickness, nausea, heartburn, anaemia, back pain, pubic pain. I also have experience of giving acupuncture treatment to assist breech babies to resume a head down position in preparation for childbirth. I also have experience of providing acupuncture ‘induction’ treatments to women whose babies have not been born by 40 weeks of gestation.
Acupuncture can also be used to physically prepare expectant mothers for childbirth. Research shows that women receiving this kind of treatment have shorter , more efficient active stages of childbirth and require less medical intervention.
I offer a package of personally tailored Preparing for Birth treatments which focus on relaxation, gathering of reserves and encourage free flowing, strong energy, particularly around the hips and cervix. Book a course of 3 treatments for £120 and receive a FREE induction or postnatal treatment. Beginning at 37 weeks, the first of these sessions is 1 1/2 hours long to enable careful assessment of personal needs.
I also provide a full Birth Companion/Doula Service, with the option of receiving my undivided support , as well as acupuncture during childbirth, should that be required.