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Acupuncture for Pregnancy

ACUPUNCTURE IN WELLINGTON FOR PREGNANCY, BREECH BABIES, BIRTH PREPARATION, MASTITIS AND POSTNATAL DEPRESSION

At City Osteopaths in Wellington, our acupuncturists train for four years full time to receive a Bachelor of Science degree and have many years of experience in treating pregnant women. ‚Äč

Midwives may learn over a few weekends some simple acupuncture points to effectively help women prepare for labour, and to support them during labour. She says that midwives noted labour time was shorter and that significantly less medical intervention was required if women received a series of acupuncture pre- birth treatments. 

Our acupuncturists also turn breach or posterior babies. "It's so gentle. We stimulate an acupressure point on the feet by applying concentrated heat instead of a needle. Sounds odd I know, but around 70% of babies will turn. Even in late pregnancy it may work but the earlier we start the better as there is more room for baby to turn". 

Finally, postnatal acupuncture may help you in a variety of ways. It can deal with insufficient lactation or mastitis. Fatigue and slow recovery issues are very treatable by using points that build energy. And crying a lot? You may have postnatal depression. It often feels like anxiety rather than depression, like not coping maybe. Others may not understand the depth of your not coping feelings. It may be beyond their experience to feel like you are feeling. While anti-depressants will help, try acupuncture first, as medication means you'll need to stop breast feeding. "We use acupuncture to balance serotonin to lift sadness, calm anxiety and balance stress hormones"