SUPPORTING A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
Treatments designed to support a healthier childbearing year for both mom and baby
FIRST TRIMESTER ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT
Treatment with Chinese medicine should be continued throughout the first trimester to protect early pregnancy and prevent miscarriage. Treatments should be scheduled on a weekly basis through weeks 12 to 14 of pregnancy.
For all women, including women with a history of recurrent miscarriage, Chinese medicine offers natural treatment options to help maintain a healthy, thriving pregnancy. During the first trimester, we focus on supporting the mother’s body in maintaining the pregnancy, while monitoring and treating patterns of imbalance that may arise.
Often, conventional western medicine does not offer answers for couples suffering a miscarriage. Chinese medicine recognizes that there are specific imbalances that can result in miscarriage. For thousands of years, acupuncture has helped women correct these underlying conditions.
“For couples that have experienced the pain and loss of a miscarriage, we can offer new hope.” - Erika
At The Fertility Clinic, we have helped many women who have experienced miscarriage due to unknown factors, chromosomal abnormalities of the baby, hormonal imbalance, blood clotting disorders and auto-immune disorders.
After identifying the specific factors that have caused your miscarriage, we will create a treatment plan with acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help your body return to normal function and to prepare to pursue pregnancy again.
Your treatment path will depend on your unique history and reproductive health. Treatment plans may include acupuncture, nutritional advice and supplementation, exercise, environmental detoxification, stress reduction techniques and Chinese herbal medicine.
TREATMENT THROUGHOUT PREGNANCY
Acupuncture treatment throughout pregnancy has been found to be supportive for both mother and baby throughout pregnancy. Typically, after the first trimester, we continue to see women once per month until it is time to prepare for labor and delivery
Increases blood circulation
Reduces musculo-skeletal pain
Preparation for labor and delivery: reduces rate of medical intervention during labor
Supports healthy milk supply
Improves recovery post childbirth
Decreases postpartum depression