recommend acupuncture weekly for the first twelve weeks of pregnancy and your naturopath will prescribe herbs and nutrients appropriate to supporting the increasingly high requirements of pregnancy. During this time we apply strategies to reduce the chance of miscarriage, treat issues arising from pregnancy such as morning sickness, anxiety, constipation and other health complaints. Support during this time is paramount for coping with worries and research has shown that women who receive more support generally have better outcomes.
In the last trimester we help your body prepare and be ready for a natural labour (including turning breech babies and inducing late babies), birth recovery and breast feeding. By this stage many of our patients are seeking further support from osteopathy and massage to help their body cope with the increasing load.
During pregnancy your practitioner will recommend a schedule of visits appropriate to your needs.