Pregnancy Acupuncture in Boulder + Longmont
In recent years, many women have turned to Chinese medicine and Acupuncture to improve fertility, as its beneficial effects on pregnancy rates have been widely published. However, what most of women don’t realize is that Chinese medicine and acupuncture is an important ally for promoting a healthy pregnancy, from conception to delivery. At our Boulder and Longmont clinics, we offer pregnancy acupuncture for every trimester and postpartum.
In the first trimester, pregnancy acupuncture treatment is aimed at reducing the uncomfortable symptoms of early pregnancy, such as morning sickness, fatigue and mood swings, while also reducing the risk of miscarriage. From weeks 8-16, acupuncture is also used to increase blood flow to the placenta, which may be associated with decreased risk of preeclampsia later in pregnancy.
Acupuncture during the second trimester is focused on maintaining the health of mom and baby, as well as preventing complications such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. If complications arise, both acupuncture and Chinese herbs may be used in conjunction with Western medicine to reduce their severity, while also reducing maternal and fetal risks associated with such complications.
In the third trimester, acupuncture treatment is aimed at reducing physical discomfort, preventing late pregnancy complications, and preparing for labor. Likewise, acupuncture and moxibustion may be utilized to turn a fetus. In the final weeks of gestation, acupuncture helps to prepare your body for labor and delivery, and is sometimes utilized during labor to strengthen contractions and reduce pain. It has been shown that women who receive acupuncture during pregnancy often have easier deliveries and a shorter recovery time.
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.
How Acupuncture Can Help During Pregnancy
Chinese medicine is an invaluable resource that can help treat any of the following conditions of pregnancy:
- Back Pain / Pelvic Pain
- Breech Presentation
- Digestive Problems
- Gestational Diabetes
- Incompetent Cervix
- Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
- Delayed Labor / Labor Induction
- Morning Sickness / Hyperemesis
- Placenta Previa
- Preterm Labor
- Threatened Miscarriage
- UTI / Vaginal infections / Hemorrhoids
Home Visits: Pregnancy & Home Births in the Boulder + Longmont areas
Bedrest in Pregnancy
If you are pregnant and have been ordered to bedrest because of a complication of pregnancy, acupuncture can be of tremendous help to you and your baby. We don’t want you to be denied the benefits of acupuncture because of your need for bed-rest, so we will come to you. We offer assistance with all of the following:
- High blood pressure
- Incompetent cervix / Threatened miscarriage
- Placenta Previa
- Preterm labor
Acupuncture for Home Births
If you are planning a home birth, acupuncture can be an indispensable part of your birth plan. Known for reducing pain, stimulating contractions and calming the mom-to-be, acupuncture can help you have the home birth you desire. Contact us today to inquire about our rates and availability for this service.
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*Home-visits to areas 15-25 miles from our locations are subject to an additional fee.