At Eastern Harmony Clinic we offer treatments to support a healthy pregnancy and to prepare for a healthy birth.

Acupuncture is a drug-free, all natural option which can help provide relief from the following symptoms during pregnancy:

  • Morning Sickness
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Backache, Sciatica, Pelvic Girdle
  • Other Joint and Tendon Pain (hands, wrists, knees, ankles)
  • Breech Presentation
  • Cervical Ripening
  • Labour Induction

We advise our patients to come in at least once a week during the first trimester, once a month during the rest of the pregnancy and more frequently nearing delivery.

Usual treatment frequency recommendation:

  1. Early pregnancy support – 1 treatment a week for 12 weeks: prevent miscarriage, treat nausea, sleep disturbances and low energy levels
  2. Healthy Pregnancy – 1 treatment a month for next 5 months: relieve stress, backache/sciatic pain, heartburn, sleeplessness, headaches, digestive problems, gestational diabetes, carpal tunnel and other side effects of pregnancy.
  3. Labor preparation – 1 treatment a week for the last 4 weeks before your due date. In a study, these pre birth treatments helped progression of labor and lesser induction time.
  4. Postpartum care – 1 treatment a week for 1-2 months: structured to help the postpartum “blues” improve mood, promote lactation and nourish the body.

Treatment recommendations may vary depending on the pregnancy and will be individualized to meet the needs.