Acupuncture care in pregnancy for safer + easier births.
Acupuncture care is common sought now for the pregnant mother. Her systems and organs are now providing for two and their optimal function is critical for the baby’s healthy development. The mother’s spine and pelvis undergoes many changes and adaptations to compensate for the growing baby and the risk of interference to her nervous system is increased. Specific Acupuncture care throughout pregnancy can assist the expanding on the muscular system allowing an easy opening of the pelvis, but can also help with many symptoms of Pregnancy.
Symptoms Acupuncture can help with include Morning Sickness, Headaches, Body aches + pains from growth, Vein issues, Low fetal growth, Low or High blood pressure (Pre Eclampsia prevention), Pre-diabetic concerns, Breech position.
There are also Pre-Birthing treatment Protocals usually sought out from 36weeks where research has shown certain acupuncture point protocals can decrease complications during natural labour. These are also commonly sought out.
Acu pressure points can also be learnt for your support person to use during labour.
For more information on all of these, including the stated research please visit Dr Debra Bett’s Website: Here
Acupuncture also has a great reputation in NZ to assist with Fertility. Research suggests when Acupuncture is used alongside IVF treatment success rates increase, hence Acupuncture is one of the only recommended additional natural therapy’s in the Fertility Associates NZ Handbook.
With Acupuncture we work with whatever part of the cycle is showing irregularity. Whether it be irregular cycle, disappeared completely, painful, heavy or absent ovulation, we can work with normalising these elements. We also may you herbal assistance if there are depleted levels of particular hormones or blood volume.
Research also suggests increased levels of transfer success with implantation when receiving acupuncture within 48hours after an embryo transfer. Please let us know if this is the case as we have good referral systems with acupuncturists in Dunedin and Christchurch to make sure you can get this treatment.
Our Christchurch IVF support referral is Angela Thomas
Our two Dunedin IVF support referral’s are:
Or Tim Casey