Acupuncture is an ideal way to assist and promote wellbeing for pregnant women and babies. Rhonwen has completed qualifications specific to acupuncture use during pregnancy, childbirth and post partum and has over 10 years experience treating pregnant women using various modalities. The advantage of being treated with Chinese Medicine is the ability to individually tailor a treatment that is perfect just for YOU. As your pregnancy is unique to you, your symptoms are unique to you and so should your treatment be. Even a perfectly normal healthy pregnancy can benefit from acupuncture sessions. A pre birth programme may help patients manage a range of symptoms in preparation for birth including pain, stress and fatigue ensuring you are in a healthy position to face labour.
Some examples of when you may choose acupuncture;
Morning Sickness; nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Bleeding during pregnancy, threatened miscarriage - in conjunction with your primary health care professional- acupuncture can be used to manage stress during these events. Pain management of Varicose Veins Back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Insomnia. Pre Birth - as mentioned above. Induction - from full term. For cervical ripening, promoting and intensifying contractions.
Post Natal Care "Mother Warming" a beautiful support treatment to aid recovery and energise the mother after the rigours of labour. Breast feeding care - mastitis, insufficient lactation Pain and stress related to Post Natal depression
Pre Birth packages include : 3 acupuncture treatments, one week apart, from approximately 36 weeks onwards 1 post natal " mother warming" treatment Take home Moxa stick to continue "mother warming" at home. Education on acupressure points to help relieve pain during labour Chinese herbal formula to nourish your body during your post natal period (appropriate to your situation)