Acupuncture

During Pregnancy
Chinese medicine and acupuncture are helpful in promoting a healthy pregnancy, from conception to delivery. At our Boulder and Longmont clinics, we offer pregnancy acupuncture for every trimester and the postpartum period. We will work with you at each stage of pregnancy to keep your body—and your baby—as healthy and balanced as possible, discussing nutrition, exercise, and general health concerns along the way.
First
Trimester
  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Mood swings
  • Digestion problems
Second
Trimester
Our primary focus in mom & baby well-being. But we can also address complications that may arise, such as:
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Cord issues
  • Placenta previa
Third
Trimester

Our primary focus is on keeping you comfortable as your pregnancy progresses. We can also address:

FAQs :

Yes, acupuncture in pregnancy is very safe when performed by a specialist. We are trained in using only those points that are safe during pregnancy, avoiding those that may stimulate the uterus. Not only is acupuncture extremely safe, but is helpful in reducing symptoms and preventing complications for mom and baby.

After week 16, we treat patients in a side-lying position, using lots of pillows to support the body comfortably. 

Yes, learn more about acupuncture for labor preparation.

Acupuncture

for Postpartum

The postpartum period is typically upheld as a time of joy as a woman embraces her new role as mother and blissful connection with her newborn. However, for many women, this time is characterized by deep fatigue, fluctuating hormones and accompanying mood swings. There may also be difficulties with breastfeeding and lactation, insomnia, constipation, uterine prolapse, etc. Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, we recognize the need to support you during this joyous, but taxing, time and offer you the highest level of care possible so that you can offer the most of yourself to your child.

  • Digestive upset
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum anxiety
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Digestive upset
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum anxiety
  • Weight loss or gain

Testimonials

I highly recommend Well Woman Acupuncture.I have been a very satisfied client for over 2 years. After struggling with infertility, I was referred by my fertility doctor. Kandace has helped me before during and after a successful pregnancy. My daughter Lola Bloom was born happy and healthy 9 months ago! I continue to see Kandace on a regular basis as she supports me through the stresses of everyday life and motherhood. I recently started seeing Kim for massage therapy as well. She has brought balance and awareness to my life.
Kandice was a ray of light and a breath of fresh air in a difficult time for me. I found her through one of her students who adores her. I came to her eager for answers after a long time of trying to conceive and confusion. She helped me take all my bloodwork results, symptoms, emotions and fear and helped me get to the bottom of things. She was clear, concise and compassionate in diagnosing the issue and developing a plan and herbal regiment that truly subsided my anxiety and allowed me to get off a prescription medication that was only causing even more side effects. Having PCOS I was worried I was going to always be taking pills and never be able to conceive, but Acupuncture and Kandice are my answer. I’d never tried Acupuncture before and was suggested it by my OBGYN. After a few weeks of treatment I feel hopeful. Things are turning around, my body feels decongested (congested due to PCOS) and on its way to being balanced, my skin is clearing up, I got my period back, I’m ovulating, and I’m sleeping better!Kandice hears me and my concerns, and with her incredible knowledge and experience I know I’m in my way to a healthy conception and a healthy pregnancy. Thanks Kandice!
I am 38 and was diagnosed with Diminshed Ovarian Reserve. Thanks to Kandace my Resting Follicle Count went from 4 to 10 in six months! Which led to my pregnancy! I am elated and credit Kandace’s wisdom and knowledge in getting me to my goal. I will be recommending her to anyone that has had fertility issues – going through IVF or IUI. #NeverGiveUp
Kandace is a very gifted acupuncturist. I went to her initially after reading her bio on her website and discovering that she specializes in treating PCOS which I have. Her education background is extensive and speaks to her incredible knowledge of women’s health and well-being. I started seeing her at 6 weeks pregnant knowing I needed all the support I could get to have a healthy full-term pregnancy. I saw her every week to ten days throughout my pregnancy. Every visit Kandace took time to talk to me and check-in with my body. Never once did I feel rushed like so many care providers make you feel these days. I could tell she was truly invested in making sure that my baby and I were healthy. She helped with all the pregnancy related symptoms like nausea, nose-bleeds, heartburn and body aches. Each time I would leave there feeling better and more supported than when I arrived. Any time I felt like I may be coming down with something she was there to give my body an extra boost. As the pregnancy was coming to an end, I knew that I had a big baby on board and that I did not want to be induced by my OB. At my request she helped me move things along naturally. I am happy to say that I went into labor naturally and had a successful VBAC. Kandace was there to provide support post-birth as well. Kandace is a truly compassionate practitioner and I highly recommend her!
I have been seeing Kandace at Well Woman Acupuncture for about 3 months now for pregnancy wellness and maintenance. All the common pregnancy problems that western medicine cannot do anything about (or only with pharmaceutical meds), she is able to help with. My pregnancy has been going great and I attribute a lot of that to Kandace. I look forward to a healthy labor and post-partum period with her help! I appreciate the work she does so much and know you will be happy with her professional help as well.
Our fertility journey lead us to Kandace Cahill. We were with another Acupuncture Physician who referred us to Well Woman Acupuncture when it became more obvious that I might need a specialist. The combination of acupuncture and herbs has made more of an impact on my menstrual cycle and symptoms than any other treatments I’ve had. I never knew what “normal” looked like until now and I am so very thankful for Kandace’s care, attention and intuition. During our treatment time, she is careful to listen, is very thoughtful in the way she treats and will make the necessary adjustments to achieve the goal. She has great success rates in helping families (husband’s too!) conceive – as you will see all the successful family photos in her lobby. So inspiring. But her services run the span of menstruation issues, fertility, pregnancy all the way to menopause. She is a gift to this community.
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