Pregnancy care & labour preparation

Pregnancy care and labour preparation

Apart from the arrival of a healthy baby, nothing makes us happier than the announcement that a client has successfully fallen pregnant.

We do also understand that after everything you may have gone through to become pregnant, this may still be an anxious time. We offer caring and supportive treatment for this stress.

We also offer natural, drug-free treatments for uncomfortable symptoms associated with pregnancy, such as nauseousness and pain. We usually treat you at our West End centre each week for the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy and then at a frequency that suits you or is needed. 

As labour gets closer, we continue to focus on optimal wellbeing through emotional and physical support and the use of adjunctive treatments to assist with preparation for the healthy labour you desire.

 

Whilst more studies are needed in order to provide conclusive evidence, research reveals that acupuncture during pregnancy may have benefits such as reduced labour times and reduced pain during labour. With this in mind, as well as the acupuncture treatment tailored to your unique presentation, we also suggest seeing you each week from 35 or 36 weeks onward. 

As any preparation is beneficial, we encourage expectant mothers to come for these treatments even if they’ve had no other acupuncture at all. We also encourage the primary birth support person to attend a session and learn some acupressure techniques to assist with pain management during labour.

Ultimately, we aim to help you and your birth partner feel calm, empowered and ready to bring your baby into the world.

Finally, we often receive referrals from midwives and obstetricians of women who are scheduled for induction to have acupuncture treatments which attempt to encourage a natural labour to begin.

Please feel welcome to enquire about whether there are treatments that would be appropriate for you during this special time.

For more information about the fertility, pregnancy and post-pregnancy treatments and support available at our West End centre in Brisbane, visit:

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