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21 Tamal Vista, Suite 175

Corte Madera, CA 94925

415-381-8500

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Supporting moms-to-be with acupuncture can ameliorate a wide range of pregnancy related conditions, including discomforts considered normal during pregnancy. We recommend weekly sessions in the first trimester, monthly in the second and third, and weekly from 36-40 to help prepare for birthing. Acupuncture treats:

  • Morning sickness and heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Lower back pain, sciatica
  • Breech or posterior presentation
  • Supporting labor induction
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Third trimester pregnancy care

Weekly acupuncture treatments are recommended beginning week 37. Treatments help to gently ripen the cervix and address physical and emotional issues such as hemorrhoids, back pain and anxiety. Useful acupuncture points are located on the arms and legs and you will be shown how to apply acupressure at home for self-care.

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Treatments for breech presentation

Acupuncture and moxibustion, (heat therapy) can be used with the best success between weeks 32-35. Treatments can be given after 35 weeks, but the baby will increasingly have less room to move and therefore there is less likely of a chance that treatment will turn the baby.

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Supporting labor induction

While acupuncture does not induce labor, treatments are very effective in "ripening the cervix" so much that labor begins naturally, requiring less medical intervention such as labor induction. Acupuncture for labor induction is not a single event, weekly treatments are recommended beginning of week 37 to gently ripen the cervix. Microcurrent, "E-Stim", can be added to stimulate contractions a few days before a scheduled induction with Pitocin. Each woman's health history and experience with previous births is taken into account to fine-tune the treatment plan.

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Postpartum

Often referred to as the Fourth Trimester", acupuncture helps with the following health issues after delivery.

  • Depression and emotional problems
  • Insufficient lactation (low milk supply)
  • Mastitis
  • Fatigue and stress
  • Caesarean and post-surgical support