The Benefits of Acupuncture for Pregnancy

We all know that pregnancy involves a lot of poking and prodding and getting stuck with a number of needles voluntarily is probably the last thing you want to do.  But when it comes to relieving and banishing your pregnancy woes, many moms-to-be who took the plunge and tried out acupuncture for pregnancy have been singing its praises.  A large body of scientific research supports the use of acupuncture in relieving the common aches and discomforts associated with pregnancy.

Many moms-to-be who tried acupuncture for pregnancy credit this for easing a wide range of pregnancy symptoms including sciatica, heartburn, morning sickness, high/low blood pressure, anxiety, back ache, migraines and more.  Some studies have shown that using traditional acupuncture techniques that target the wrist can reduce nausea associated with morning sickness.  We all know that getting to sleep – and staying asleep – is even trickier when you are pregnant and acupuncture for pregnancy has been known to help with sleep concerns.  Research has also shown that pregnancy-induced headaches can also be reduced through acupuncture

With newly published data showing that nearly one in four women are now affected with depression during pregnancy, a new study has shown that a targeted form of acupuncture for pregnancy could help.  Depression-specific acupuncture helps to decrease the severity of depression symptoms by creating biochemical changes that help to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

It has also been found that acupuncture can help you to tackle the pain associated with childbirth and can promote a natural and worry-free delivery.  Here at Birkenshaw Midwifery Clinic, we offer acupuncture for pregnancy.  If you’d like extra information on the acupuncture for pregnancy services we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.  You can contact us today by phone at 01698 818091 or you can also email us with any of your queries at

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