Acupuncture for pregnancy

Claire Truss has a special interest in pregnancy, having been pregnant herself and experienced some of the conditions that can arise in pregnancy.  Claire has also taken further post graduate training specifically in acupuncture for pregnancy, including a module dedicated to pregnancy as part of Fertility support training with Naava Carmen.

The use of acupuncture is safe in pregnancy and there is a good research base.

Acupuncture can be used for:

  • General pregnancy care
  • Habitual miscarriage
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Nausea and vomiting / hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Musculoskeletal pain including:pregnant
    • Back pain
    • Sciatica
    • Pelvic girdle pain
    • Symphysis pubis pain
    • Hip pain
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Itching
  • Hypertension disorders
  • Constipation and haemorrhoids
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Breech position
  • Pre-birth acupuncture to prepare for labour
  • Acupressure taught for childbirth
  • Over-term babies
  • Postpartum recovery