Acupuncture During Pregnancy (And Beyond)

Here at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates, we treat women from the moment of preconception through the postpartum period and beyond. When we say the “moment of preconception”, we are drawing on the idea that as soon as you know that you want to have children in the future (this appies to both men and women) that is when you should begin preparing for pregnancy. For more information about the preconception period, see our fertility section (link).

In this section, we will talk pregnancy and how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can support you through each of the trimesters and rebuilding afterwards for a healthier future and/or preparing for another child. We will discuss miscarriage prevention and easing nausea in the 1st trimester. Then we will look at the 2nd trimester and which issues TCM can work with. In the 3rd trimester, we will look at preparing the body for labor and turning breech babies. Finally, in the 4th trimester, the postpartum period, we will look at how TCM can support the new mother. We are fully committed to helping you give birth to a healthy baby and want to be with you every exciting step of the way.

Many people ask if acupuncture is safe during pregnancy and the answer is yes! Just make sure that you see an acupuncturist that is trained in pregnancy acupuncture.