Pregnancy

We have many years experience in supporting pregnant women and offering them advice on how to stay well.

Pregnancy is a time when cultivating and supporting good health and preventing illness are likely to resonate the most. Here at the clinic we have many years’ experience in supporting pregnant women and offering them advice on how to stay well.

We design treatments to support your medical care. With both you and your baby in mind, our approach is to optimise health through the different stages of pregnancy and work to assist in preventing common pregnancy ailments such as nausea and fatigue. Acupuncture may play a very useful role throughout each stage of pregnancy.

During the first trimester it may support pregnancy following IVF or natural conception, calm the mind and alleviate nausea. In the second trimester it may continue to support you through minor pregnancy ailments and optimise the growth and development of your baby.

Towards the end of pregnancy, we have seen many women benefit from pre-birth acupuncture to prepare them for childbirth and build energy reserves for the post-natal period.

Supporting you and your baby through good diet and promoting optimal digestion throughout pregnancy is central to our approach. There is increasing evidence that dietary and lifestyle choices during pregnancy influence fetal growth and development, birth outcomes, post-natal development and lifelong health of the child. Guidance on appropriate diet can be confusing, but our registered nutritionist will help you make the most of the food that you eat in order to maintain the health of both mother and baby. We can advise on all aspects of ante natal diet, including increased nutritional needs, supplementation, appropriate weight gain, exercise, exposure to environmental factors and provide support in avoiding alcohol, tobacco and other substances.

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