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Supportive, Holistic Care Through All Stages of Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum Recovery

Acupuncture is a time-tested practice that can offer significant support for women's health at various stages, from fertility and pregnancy to postpartum care.

Acupuncture is a time-tested practice that can offer significant support for women's health at all stages of the fertility journey, from trying to conceive through pregnancy and postpartum care. By promoting balance for both physical and mental well-being, acupuncture can provide holistic support to help achieve a healthy pregnancy. 

Supporting Conception

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can increase your success when trying to become pregnant.  These forms of therapy can be used independently or in conjunction with other assisted reproductive techniques.  Both male and female partners can benefit from acupuncture sessions while trying to conceive.  Acupuncture offers a holistic approach to support the body and mind which can help support fertility by:

  • Reducing Stress: High stress levels can affect fertility. Acupuncture promotes relaxation, which can positively impact the chances of conception.

  • Balancing Hormones: Acupuncture can help regulate hormonal imbalances that affect menstrual cycles, ovulation, and overall reproductive health.  For women with irregular periods, acupuncture can help normalize the cycle and minimize uncomfortable PMS symptoms. 

  • Supporting Ovulation: By regulating hormones, acupuncture can support ovulation, increasing the chances of conception.

  • Enhancing Blood Flow: Improved circulation to the reproductive organs can enhance their function and support fertility. 

  • Increasing Sperm Motility & Egg Quality: Sperm parameters and the quality of oocytes can improve with consistent acupuncture treatments. 

  • Supporting IVF Treatments: For those undergoing IVF, acupuncture has been proven to improve success rates by preparing the body for implantation and reducing the side effects of fertility medications.

Acupuncture Throughout Pregnancy

During pregnancy, a woman's body goes through significant changes, and acupuncture can provide supportive care through each trimester:

  • First Trimester: Acupuncture can help with morning sickness, fatigue, and emotional changes, ensuring a smoother start to pregnancy.  It can also help prevent recurrent miscarriage. 

  • Second Trimester: As the body continues to change, acupuncture can alleviate discomforts like back pain, leg cramps, and digestive issues.  Placenta previa and pregnancy-induced hypertension can also be treated with acupuncture.

  • Third Trimester: Acupuncture can help the body prepare for labor.  Sessions in the weeks leading up to labor and delivery can help reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and even encourage optimal fetal positioning and help correct breech baby presentation.    

Postpartum Care

The postpartum period is a time of recovery and adjustment for new mothers.  Acupuncture can:

  • Aid Recovery: Acupuncture can help the body heal after childbirth by supporting tissue repair and reducing inflammation.

  • Support Emotional Health: Hormonal changes that happen after giving birth can lead to mood swings, anxiety or postpartum depression. Acupuncture promotes emotional balance and helps relieve stress. 

  • Enhance Milk Production: For breastfeeding mothers, acupuncture can help increase milk supply.  

Holistic Support As You Grow Your Family

Acupuncture provides comprehensive support for women’s health at all stages of fertility from regulating menstrual cycles, to supporting a healthy pregnancy and delivery through aiding in postpartum recovery. By addressing both physical and emotional needs, acupuncture offers a holistic approach to well-being. If you're looking for compassionate holistic care, consider booking a consultation with us at Northeast Acupuncture and Wellness.  We’re here to support you as you work on growing a healthy, happy family.



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