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Bondi pregnancy acupuncture
Pregnancy is a special time in your life. Nurturing your body and taking care of your health now gives you the best chance of a healthy, happy pregnancy and baby.
Staying healthy in pregnancy
Looking after yourself and your growing baby may include:
– eating lots of yummy, nutrient dense foods
– getting enough sleep
– moderate exercise
– keeping stress levels to a minimum
– supporting your pregnancy with acupuncture to help smooth out any little hiccups along the way
– Pre-natal yoga or Pilates (2 doors down at Peaches!)
Acupuncture during pregnancy
Acupuncture can help with:
– morning sickness
– stress and anxiety
– relieve common cold/flu
– sinus congestion
– aches and pains
– supporting optimal baby positioning
– preparing for labour
– inducing labour
Acupuncture for morning sickness
Acupuncture can help relieve morning (and afternoon!) nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Women suffering from morning sickness should take time to rest, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat smaller meals or snacks throughout the day.
Acupuncture to prepare for labour
Labour preparation treatments support your body through the natural process it was designed for. Studies have suggested that acupuncture in the 4 weeks leading up to the due date reduces the need for medical induction and medical interventions in labour.
Acupuncture encourages optimal baby positioning, relaxes the tendons and ligaments, softens the cervix, eases anxiety and supports your body in preparation for labour.
Weekly treatments for labour preparation are recommended from 34-35 weeks.
Acupuncture to induce labour
A lot of women prefer to let their body dictate when they go into labour. Acupuncture offers a safe and natural approach to encourage a natural and efficient labour.
Post-natal support through acupuncture
Post-natal support can be just as if not more important as you adjust into parenthood. Mum and bub’s energy is so entwined in the first 2 years of the baby’s life, so it’s important to maintain your health to ensure your baby’s wellbeing too.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help if you are struggling with poor milk supply, recurrent mastitis, extreme fatigue, post-natal depression or if you simply need more support to feel well during this special time.