Our Pregnancy to Postnatal care program is designed to support women through each trimester to improve and maintain their health and minimise any discomfort felt duing pregnancy. In the third trimester we start to prepare the body and mind for a calm and efficient labour.
As we help so many women fall pregnant it is a natural attritution that we treat after the birth of the baby to alleviate post partum conditions, whilst assisting with hormonal regulation after pregnancy.
At Acumedica we ensure our treatments will complement the care you receive from your obstetrician or midwife.
We offer effective treatments for many conditions of pregnancy including:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pregnancy induced hypertension
- Gestational diabetes
- Reducing the risk of miscarriage
- Reflux and heartburn
- Colds & flu
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Painful varicose veins
Birth Preparation for a calmer birth
At Acumedica we encourage mothers from 36 weeks to participate in our pre-birth acupuncture program. You will receive information to help you prepare for the birth of your baby and we also offer our signature Birthing Kit which all our mothers love as it is safe without side effects and helps improve efficient timely contractions and a calmer birth.
Research has shown that acupuncture applied four weeks before the due date may reduce medical induction and emergency caesarean rates and even reduce labour time.
Our Birth Preparation Protocol at Acumedica assists with:
- Promoting stamina for labour
- Promoting efficient cervical dilation and ripening
- Shortens the duration of labou
- Reduces pain
- Maternal satisfaction and bonding
- Turning breech babies
Induction of Labour
Acupuncture encourages the body to release hormones such as oxytocin and prostaglandins that promote labour as well as encouraging the baby downward in the birth canal, this encourages a safe natural birth reducing the use of medications or assisting the body to respond better to medical induction if requried.
Besides assisting with labour, acupuncture has shown to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety for the expecting mother.
Pain Relief and Support in Labour
Our Acupuncture and Birthing Protocol offers you a drug free alternative during labour and can help:
- Promote efficient contractions
- Encourage optimal positioning of the baby
- Promote cervical ripening and dilatation
- Provide pain relief
- Promote a relaxed state during labour
- Smooth the transition between 1st and 2nd stage of labour
- Promote delivery of a retained placenta
The time after childbirth whilst a very joyous time can also be a very emotional time as you adjust physically and mentally to the changes of your body and the new addition to your family. This is a particularly important time to look after yourself and your baby. At Acumedica we are able to help you with your postnatal concerns such as:
- Perineal problems
- Back pain
- Emotional factors
- Breast milk not flowing
- Urinary difficulties