Acupuncture during pregnancy is a safe and effective way of relieving common pregnancy discomforts and preparing your body for birth.
You probably expected your life to change dramatically after the birth of your baby, but it can be a shock when it begins to happen early in your pregnancy. The symptoms and discomforts of pregnancy can really impact your life, but prenatal acupuncture is a safe and effective means of managing them.
Pregnancy Conditions Treated with Acupuncture include:
Back pain and/or pelvic pain
Stress, anxiety and/or depression
"I got acupuncture from Stephanie when I was quite ‘overdue’ to birth my third baby and getting anxious.
The acupuncture helped me greatly to feel at ease, get movement within my body, and to open up with patience. I ended up having a quick, gentle home birth after a previous cesarean. Stephanie’s support was so valuable during this time!"
Excited but also a little anxious about giving birth?
There are a lot of unknowns as you approach the birth of your baby. You know it’s going to happen, but you don’t know how it’s going to go or what it will be like. Being as prepared as possible can help boost your confidence. Acupuncture can help prepare your body for birth by encouraging the optimal position of the baby and “ripening” the cervix. Prenatal acupuncture can be helpful for the following:
Labour preparation/cervical ripening
Breech or posterior presentation
Acupuncture is covered by most extended health care plans and MSP if you qualify for premium assistance. Direct insurance billing is available for participating insurers. To find out if I can bill your insurer directly, please ask.
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