Longing for pregnancy and pregnancy itself can be one of the most incredible and also one of the most challenging times in a person's life. Let us walk alongside you on your journey.
Longing to become a parent is something we understand. Sometimes pregnancy doesn’t just happen right away. Or other times pregnancy is followed by devastating miscarriages. There are many reasons for this and just as many solutions to increase yours and your partner’s fertility. We have seen countless clients coming from fertility clinics with paperwork declaring them or their partner as “Infertile” only to find that weeks or months later, they become pregnant without intervention. Please reach out if you would like extra support on your journey to becoming a parent. There is so much we can do together to support you.
We often get asked the question, “Is it safe to receive acupuncture during pregnancy?” And the answer is, absolutely! Not only is it safe, it can be a game-changer when it comes to common symptoms of pregnancy including nausea, vomiting, anxiety, constipation, fatigue, round ligament pain, hip-pain, low back pain, acid reflux, and everything else that comes along with growing a little being inside of your body. Even when things are going well during pregnancy, we often recommend monthly treatment to keep yours and your developing baby’s systems balanced and on-track developmentally as well as supporting your body for welcoming each new stage of pregnancy.
Receiving acupuncture and moxibustion when a baby is breech has become the new standard of care, even in Western medicine. Whether at 32 weeks or 38 weeks, our team of amazing practitioners can support you and your baby to come into perfect alignment for labor and delivery. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy will determine how many sessions you may need and their frequency in order to guide your baby into the proper position for a safe delivery. Your practitioner will also likely give you ideas for ways to support yourself in inviting baby to situate head-down in between treatments.
Labor & Delivery Treatment
We consider birth to be a rite of passage not only for a mother, but for your whole family. Partnered with Community Roots Midwife Collective, our team of practitioners can support you during your labor and delivery. Receiving acupuncture during this time will provide an extra abundance of endorphins (your body’s natural painkillers) as well as increase blood flow to where it is needed most (making muscles, ligaments, tendons, and skin more elastic so as to avoid tearing), and to naturally support induction for a labor that has slowed or stalled. We offer these services in tandem with your midwife or labor and delivery team and can travel to you at your home, birthing center, or hospital.
For many, postpartum care might consist of napping with your new little being, enjoying the abundance of wonderful-feeling hormones like oxytocin, and eating delicious and nutritious foods to recover from such a rite of passage as that of giving birth. However for others, postpartum time can be somewhat shocking, depressing, exhausting, and we can experience complications such as little to no breast milk production, nipple pain and latch issues, as well as pain from the delivery itself, from tears, or a C-section. Regardless of your experience, all of your emotions and concerns are welcome. We would be honored to walk alongside you on this journey of recovery and healing and can provide treatments, herbal medicine, as well as make dietary recommendations that will support you in coming home to yourself and troubleshooting the early days, weeks, and months of parenthood.