Acupuncture in the Second Trimester: Pregnancy Week 13-26A pregnant woman wearing face mask lying on her side on a massage table while an acupuncturist massages

Acupuncture in the second trimester can ease the transitions that occur as you start to feel and look more pregnant. You will feel your baby move! Your baby begins to hear and respond your voice, music and the outside environment. The skeletal system is developing and you may find out your baby’s sex.

Acupuncture is used to assist many issues including:

  • Back pain
  • Round ligament pain
  • Fatigue (which should be improving)
  • Nausea
  • Sinus issues
  • Heartburn
  • Leg cramps
  • Cold and flu
  •  Gestational diabetes
  • Placenta previa
  • Cholestasis
  • High blood pressure
  • Poor sleep
  • Stress and tension


Acupuncture in the second trimester supports your body at a time when it is beginning to shift and change.  Generally, you should be feeling stronger and healthier. You will have an easier time eating a healthy and will enjoy food again if you have had aversions. Since your appetite will we improving this is a great time to add Glow Roots and Bloom Pregnancy Greens in additon to a healthy diet. You may feel like exercising more. Treatments can be given weekly to once a month. At the end of this trimester we begin to think about acupuncture for birth preparation and solidfying your birth plan.