You may have your bag packed for the hospital and are ready for this baby to arrive. If you’re worried you’ve missed something or want some ideas of things you may not have even considered preparing for labour. There are things you can do to help make your birthing experience easier, more relaxing and a positive outcome. Check out this list, starting with Part 1 – Birth Intention & Hydration.
Pre-Birth Acupuncture is Acupuncture in the third trimester and should begin at around 37 weeks gestation. The latest research shows that using Complementary medicine tools to help prepare for birth, improves birth outcomes with epidural rates and medical induction rates being significantly lower in women who did their preparation(link here). Acupuncture can be one of those brilliant tools to help you.
When you’re Pregnant in the second or third Trimester, you may start to feel the niggles, aches and pains of your body adjusting to accommodate the baby as it grows. Aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, and lower back are common as your posture changes. A massage sounds divine, but here’s some tips before you get started.
Male partners are often protective of their Pregnant spouses and frequently ask the question “Can you have Acupuncture when Pregnant?” Massage and acupuncture have been used for centuries in Eastern Medicine to help alleviate some of the major physical and emotional symptoms that can accompany pregnancy. Modern medical science has shown that acupuncture not only helps with the common complaints that women have when they are pregnant but also improve the potential for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.