Pregnancy, Pre-Birth Sessions

Pre-Birth Acupuncture has been found to reduce mean labor time, decrease the need for intervention, and affect the sleep cycles and cortisol levels of your baby. The good work you do now to rest, honor your needs, and address any emotions and fears surrounding the birth will pay off in dividends later. We are only just beginning to understand how our choices and the environment a child is exposed to before birth sets the genetic markers for the rest of his/her life.

Acupuncture can help with these pregnancy-related symptoms:

  • Morning sickness and nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Low back pain and sciatica
  • Fatigue
  • PUPPS (Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy)

Moxa For Breech

It is expected that a baby will settle into a head-down position within the pelvis around the 34th to 36th week of pregnancy. The best position for the baby to be in is termed a 'well-flexed anterior position', where the chin of the baby is tucked down towards its chest, its occiput has an anterior presentation into the pelvic outlet, and its spine is aligned outwards towards the mother's abdomen.

Unfortunately not all babies will actually be in the anterior position and moxa on UB 67 for 20 minutes both sides of the foot will turn the baby. I will send you home with a moxa stick and you can continue the treatment at home for 3-4 days. 

 

Treatment

Chinese Medicine has the perfect tool kit to help turn breech babies, stimulate overdue births, and support new moms with lactation, fatigue, insomnia and general recovery from birth. 

I suggest reading the "The First Forty Days" by Heng Ou. She explains in detail what foods to eat and how to nourish your new body. I will continue to prescribe herbs and offer support. 

Rates

Pregnancy Visit

All Treatments
60 min. $117.00


What My Clients Say

 

Baby Turned

"I came to see Heather for my breech baby. I wanted to see if moxa would turn my girl. I was so worried and freaked out that she wouldn't turn and I would have medical intervention. Heather assured me if nothing structural was impedding her to turn than after doing moxa at home for a few days would do the trick. I went in today for my ultrasound and my girl is no longer breech! I am so grateful to Heather."

— N.F.

Morning Sickness

“At week eight I started getting horrible nausea. I couldn't eat and work was very difficult do to lack of ability to concentrate. After seeing Heather for acupuncture, herbs and supplements I am no longer nauseous and can resume normal activities!"

— K.F.

Easy Labor

“I came to see Heather for pre-birth treatments. I heard that regular acupuncture can strengthen a woman's body and minimize labor complications and time. I started coming weekly at 25 weeks, taking herbs and implemented some minor diet changes and I'm happy to say my boy was right on time, labor was complication free and lasted only 6 hours. I feel blessed and very grateful."

— J.Y.


 

You don't have to suffer through pregnancy.

Let me help to alleviate your discomfort during pregnancy. You and your baby deserve it.