Pregnancy

Acupuncture for pregnancy

I have a special interest in pregnancy, having been pregnant myself and experienced some of the conditions that can arise in pregnancy.  I have also taken further post graduate training specifically in acupuncture for pregnancy.

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 gravidarum22
  • 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

The BAcC produce factsheets, including research, on acupuncture in pregnancy and childbirth: