Pregnancy is such a special time and the body is adapting to a great deal of change both emotionally and physically. Acupuncture can support you through these challenges and help with the normal ailments often encountered during pregnancy ranging from nausea and vomiting to tiredness and exhaustion. Above all it allows mum-to-be to have a restful space in which to allow her body to adjust, replenish reserves and prepare for motherhood.
Acupuncture is often used in the first trimester to reduce nausea and vomiting.
During the second trimester, many women continue to feel overly tired and acupuncture can help boost energy levels. Week 34 is considered the optimal time for using acupuncture and moxibustion treatment to attempt to turn a breech baby.
During the third trimester acupuncture is recommended as a weekly treatment from Week 36 onwards. The focus is to relax and prepare mother and baby for the most efficient labour possible.
The Acupuncture Childbirth Team - Hertfordshire is a group of acupuncturists with a special interest in pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal support.
"Bea Masters made my first acupuncture session a relaxed and successful experience. Forty-eight hours after the appointment, which was to induce labour, my baby girl was born. Bea considered the health of the pregnancy before beginning treatment and was careful to monitor how comfortable I was as it progressed. She advised me on useful pressure points to help with contractions once labour began and I found them amazingly effective. After the birth, a complimentary session was offered to help with possible post-birth problems. Because of this attentive care and the results I had from the sessions, I would definitely recommend Bea to friends and family. " D.S. St Albans.
"I used moxibustion in my second pregnancy as my little one was breech from the start. Bea was lovely, very informative & reassuring. It is a really simple technique that you can learn and continue at home, getting the hubby involved too! We did moxibustion from 35 weeks every day and my little one turned just before 37 weeks. I was going to have an ECV but didn't need it in the end. My son arrived 1 day overdue, thankfully all went well and I got the waterbirth experience I had wanted. I would definitely recommend moxibustion to a friend or family member"