Pregnancy Acupuncture

Blog post on Acupuncture for pregnancy and labor preparation

Acupuncture increases the probability of a full term pregnancy and decreases the possibility of miscarriage. It has been use safely and effectively for thousands of years to treat many conditions associated with pregnancy.

  • Supports fetal development in every trimester of pregnancy.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Morning sickness/ nausea in pregnancy
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Bleeding in pregnancy
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Allergies, colds and flu, sinus infections
  • Insomnia
  • Heartburn
  • Round ligament pain
  • Back pain
  • Any joint or muscled pain
  • Ankle and wrist swelling (edema)

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  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Cholestasis
  • IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Amniotic fluid problems: Hydramniosis (too much amniotic fluid), Oligohydramniosis (low amniotic fluid)
  • Breach presentation (treatment for this should be done at 33-35 weeks)
  • Softens cervix for labor preparation
  • Labor Induction
  • Prolonged or stalled labor
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Retained placenta
  • Breastfeeding and lactation issues/ Low milk production/ Mastitis
  • C-Section pain/ recovery
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction including bladder and uterine prolapse
  • Postpartum depression
  • Painful intercourse postpartum


Acupuncture changes as your body changes with your growing baby. Check out our other pages for more information.

Pregnancy Acupuncture: 1st Trimester, weeks 4-12

Pregnancy Acupuncture: 2nd Trimester, weeks 12-24

Pregnancy Acupuncture: 3rd Trimester, weeks 24-36,

Breach Presentation and Labor Induction

Postpartum Acupuncture


Testimonial– My husband and I had suffered two miscarriages which were devastating.  I had come to the clinic for acupuncture before and within 2 months was pregnant. I was happy but terrified. I continued my treatments through the pregnancy and gave birth to a baby boy Loni. The second time I again miscarried and felt even more tired and stressed but I knew acupuncture could help. I began weekly treatments and once again became pregnant within two months. I continued getting acupuncture for nausea and headaches with the pregnancy. Our little girl completed our family. Tara