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Expectant mums suffer from a variety of symptoms during pregnancy, tiredness, nausea, backache and general aches and pains are common when you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your little one. Acupuncture is a gentle therapy suitable for all stages of pregnancy and it helps women in the following ways.

Ease morning sickness – One of the most discomforting symptoms of pregnancy is morning sickness, particularly during the first trimester. Acupuncture helps mums to cope with feelings of nausea, it calms the digestive system and symptoms of sickness disappear. If you feel sick during pregnancy try acupuncture, regular bouts of vomiting should reduce or stop altogether.

Relieve pain – It feels like everything is against you during pregnancy, your back aches, your legs ache, you can’t sleep at night, there are pains in parts of your body that you didn’t know you had! Pain killers merely numbs the discomfort, try acupuncture instead. It helps to alleviate all types of pain, give it a go, you’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Reduce stress – It’s hard not to feel stressed when you are pregnant. You feel like a hippo, you waddle around, you have all these worries running through you mind. When you get time to relax you can’t because your back is aching or you are suffering from haemorrhoids. Charming isn’t it? Lower your stress levels with a course of acupuncture, it increases blood flow, decreases inflammation in the body and makes you feel better about yourself.

Aid depression – Pre and post-natal depression are common during pregnancies. Instead of taking antidepressants use acupuncture instead. Studies have shown that this natural procedure helps to relieve feelings of depression so you can take better care of yourself and your baby as well.

Resolves Breeches – Enter your last trimester with a baby in the breech position and you should definitely consider acupuncture. You can optimise the position of the baby from week 34 onwards by using acupuncture, it really does help babies to turn.

If you need any more information about acupuncture during pregnancy please feel free to get in touch with Sabine Acupuncture whenever you like.

Have a happy and healthy birth!

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