Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Offering the Best Care for New and Expecting Mothers

From preconception, through pregnancy, into postpartum, we will support you through every step of your journey to motherhood. These experiences in a woman's life present unique challenges, but they also present tremendous opportunity to cultivate and integrate wellness practices that will enhance fertility and a lifetime of wellness for mothers and their children. Discover how our customized programs can help you conceive and deliver a healthy baby.

 Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to promote optimal health throughout your pregnancy and treat the following pregnancy-related symptoms, should they occur: 

Morning Sickness 

Threatened or Recurrent Miscarriage 

Heartburn

Constipation

Fatigue/Exhaustion

Anxiety/Depression

Edema

Low Back Pain/Sciatica

Pelvic Pain/ Pubic Symphysis Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

Neck Pain 

Moxibustion for Breech Presentation

Beginning in week 33, a technique known as moxibustion, in which a cigar-like tool is lit to warm an acu-point on both pinky toes, has been shown in studies to safely and effectively encourage breech babies to turn into the optimal head-down position for delivery, with as high as a 75% success rate. We offer moxibustion independently or in conjunction with acupuncture to help baby turn in preparation for labor.

Acupuncture for Postpartum

In the weeks and months after delivery you are adjusting to many physiological changes.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help restore hormone balance; improve energy, mood, and sleep; and facilitate faster physical recovery to enable you to enjoy life with your new baby. 

Postpartum conditions that respond well to acupuncture include: 

Fatigue/Exhaustion

Postpartum Pain

Persistent Uterine Bleeding

Anxiety/Depression

C-Section Incision Pain

Constipation/Hemorrhoids

Insufficient Lactation

Mastitis

Night Sweats

Irregular Periods 

Weight Gain