Every pregnant woman deserves to be under the best care during their entire term of pregnancy. At HIWHC, we offer a wide range of pre-birth and post-birth care programs to ensure optimal support to both mom and baby! We advocate women to modify their diet and lifestyle throughout pregnancy to ensure healthy babies and efficient births.
“A detailed Program is designed for each trimester outlining nutrient dense meals, optimal nutritional supplementations, acupuncture treatment as well as exercise plans”
Acupuncture in First and Second Trimester of Pregnancy
A woman’s body undergoes tremendous physiological changes in the first and second trimester leading to various symptoms accompanying these changes. Acupuncture has been found to be very effective in treating the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Leg Cramps
- Fatigue and Exhaustion
Pre-birth Acupuncture Program
Entails a series of treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy (34 weeks – 40 weeks); to prepare women for childbirth. Acupuncture is used in two main ways in the later stages of pregnancy:
- Firstly, specific prebirth treatments, in the form of standard set of points, to help prepare a woman’s body for birth, with emphasis on preparing the cervix and pelvis for labour
- Secondly,treatment can be tailored to deal with medical conditions such as pregnancy-induced hypertension and symptoms such as heartburn
- Acupressure points are also taught to pregnant women and their partners prior to labour, usually around 36 weeks gestation. This technique provides pain relief as well as helps women to have an efficient labour.
Studies looking at the optimal time for turning breech baby with moxa have found that intervention is most efficient at week 34, before the baby has grown too large. In clinical practice it is best to see women as near to the 34 weeks as possible.
Women are taught how to use moxa at the comfort of their home, the duration and the number of days to continue the treatment. Webster echnique as well as other interventions may be discussed on an individual basis.